The Frenchman joined Real Madrid from his boyhood club Lyon in 2009, and since then, he has become one of the most feared strikers around the world.
He is also one of the best forwards in Real Madrid’s footballing history, as he boasts an incredible goal-scoring record for the European giants, bagging 181 goals and 103 assists in more than 350 outings.
Despite his place in the side being always under question by a section of the Real Madrid supporters, owing to the below-par 2016-17 season and fitness woes, Los Blancos have always shown faith in him, and now, they have offered him a contract extension for a further two years, which will keep him at the club until 2021.
Benzema joins Dani Carvajal and Isco in committing his long-term future to the Spanish and European Champions. Moreover, his salary is reportedly said to have been boosted to in excess of £125,000-a-week, and the deal includes a staggering release clause worth £887m.
Benzema suffered a hamstring injury against Levante after overstretching in his attempt to control a pass, and could miss up to six weeks. Considering the sub-par season that he had last term and the recent fitness woes, it remains to be seen whether his performances justify this huge renewed contract.
Written by Pragadeesh Shanmugam
United fan since Edwin Van der Sar denied Nicolas Anelka’s penalty to earn a dramatic Euro glory. Firmly believes that Lionel Messi deserves to win the Ballon d’Or until he plays this sport. One time writer for GiveMeSport and Roar. A regular contributor to Sportskeeda and BlameFootball.