In addition to Man United, both Chelsea and Arsenal are said to want Benzema’s services in January 2024. Previously, AFP cited a source close to the player who confirmed he was given the opportunity to move to another club in Saudi Arabia.
Benzema flatly rejected that move after a tense meeting with Al Ittihad management. Benzema believes that it is difficult for him to contribute his best value on the field with the current situation.
Therefore, there is a high possibility that the French striker wants to return to Europe. At that time, the Premier League was considered a possible destination.
However, journalist David Ornstein confirmed on The Athletic that Benzema has decided to stay at Al Ittihad, while he still has a contract until June 2026.
Before that, Benzema also denied everything. He shared with L’Equipe: “That’s completely untrue! The French media doesn’t know what else to invent. Maybe the more shocking, the better.”
Benzema’s challenge now is to help Al Ittihad improve their performance after a poor start. Al Ittihad ranked 7th after 18 matches, 25 points behind top team Al Hilal.
Tieu Lam | 17:45 January 31, 2024