Real Madrid’s president is angry at Benzema’s negotiations with his worst enemy
Karim Benzema reappeared at the right time, when he was most needed. After resting against CA Osasuna, he started against Liverpool, scoring a brace. He remembered the version he offered last season, when he dedicated himself to scoring goals in the final phase of the Champions League, breaking the competition record. And that helped Real Madrid win a new title, and he was elected as the best player of the year.
Unfortunately, things were being very different this year. Injuries were haunting the 35-year-old striker, who was unable to compete in the World Cup in Qatar for this reason. Carlo Ancelotti had not been able to count on his services in many matches, and many were beginning to predict a sporting decline. He is already an advanced age, and it is clear that the passage of time punishes and does not forgive anyone.
In fact, there was speculation about the addition of another goalscorer to the Santiago Bernabéu who could ‘retire’ the French international. But the reality is that he still has a lot of football left in his boots. And the first to know is Florentino Pérez, who has been trying to ensure the continuity of the ‘9’ for some time, and discussing the extension of his bond, because the current one expires on June 30. A loss you want to avoid at all costs.
But, at the moment, the president is not being able. There are more and more nerves around the figure of Benzema, especially after it became known that he is in talks with one of Madrid’s biggest rivals. And it is that Paris Saint-Germain has the former of Olympique de Lyon in the spotlight, and Nasser Al-Khelaïfi wants him to become the replacement of Leo Messi, who will also be a free agent at the end of the present campaign
However, there is another person who has all the responsibility that Karim could end up leaving the Santiago Bernabéu after 14 years.
Zinedine Zidane, the ‘traitor’ that Florentino Pérez points out
This dubious honor would fall to Zinedine Zidane, who may land in the Parc des Princes very soon. Right now, all the bets point to him as the big favorite to take the place of Christophe Galtier, who is very likely to be sacked in the coming weeks.
And one of the first requests of ‘Zizou’ at PSG is the addition of Benzema, taking advantage of the fact that he has not quite got along with Florentino Perez, and is a candidate to leave Madrid.