Karim Benzema renews his contract with Real Madrid for two more seasons


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Karim Benzema renews his contract with Real Madrid for two more seasons

MADRID – Karim Benzema renewed his contract with Real Madrid for two seasons, until June 2023, the club announced in an official statement. Federico Valverde could be the next to extend his contract, although some final fringes are still missing.

The club has wanted to tie its key players with other renewals such as those of Luka Modric, Lucas Vázquez, Nacho Fernández and Dani Carvajal in recent months.

In fact, on Monday, Madrid announced a two-year extension to Thibaut Courtois to keep him at the club until 2026. Next on the list was Benzema, 33, whose contract expired in June 2022. The terms of the renewal For one more year, until 2023, they have already been agreed and the club sees the French international as a leader in the dressing room alongside Casemiro and Modric.

In addition, the renewal of the French has a lot to do with the fact that the team’s attack has become increasingly dependent on Benzema after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo in 2018. The Madrid player scored 23 goals last season and started the new campaign with a double. in the 4-1 win against Alaves last Saturday.

Madrid are also close to tying up an extension for the 23-year-old midfielder Valverde. The Uruguayan is a bet of the club and is convincing Carlo Ancelotti. Valverde still has four years left on his current contract, which was agreed in 2019, but he wants to make a substantial improvement in his salary as the club considers him essential for the future, and more after the sale of Martin Ødegaard to Arsenal.


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