The fact that Benzema moved to the Saudi Jeddah Federation after his official departure from the Royal Club
It was officially announced that French player Karim Benzema, striker and captain of Real Madrid, would leave at the end of the current season.
Announcing the departure of Karim Benzema
This came after the Royal Club issued an official statement on its website, confirming that they had reached an agreement to leave the French player at the end of the season.
Vinicius Junior farewell to Benzema
In an emotional move, Vinicius Junior, the Brazilian striker, bid farewell to fellow Real Madrid player Karim Benzema, as he recalled the moments they spent together at the Santiago Bernabeu.
And Vinicius Jr. posted a message on his official Instagram account, saying: “When I arrived at the Santiago Bernabeu, the first person to greet me was you, and I will never forget that.”
He added, “We won together in all competitions, and I was happy to applaud you, especially after you won the Golden Ball. I learned a lot from you, and we will really miss you.”
He concluded his message, saying, “‘Dark Duo’ passed away today, but our videos will remain a source of inspiration and unforgettable memories.”
Ittihad Jeddah moved to include Benzema
Press reports revealed an official move by the Saudi club, Ittihad Jeddah, to settle the deal for French player Karim Benzema, who previously played for the Spanish team Real Madrid.
Real Madrid officially announced Benzema’s departure after his contract expired by mutual consent, after a 14-season career full of titles.
Details of Benzema’s transfer to Ittihad Jeddah
And the Saudi “Al-Ikhbariya” channel reported that Al-Ittihad Jeddah club reached an official agreement with Karim Benzema to join the team, with a contract that extends for two seasons.
And the Saudi channel stated that the president of Ittihad Jeddah Club, Anmar Al-Haili, and his deputy, Ahmed Kaaki, are in the Spanish capital, Madrid, to sign Benzema in a record transfer deal.
The Spanish “Relevo” network confirmed that the president of Ittihad Jeddah club and his deputy will be in Madrid today, Sunday, in order to save the deal, and indicated that Benzema held a session with Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid, to inform him of his decision to leave.
Reports recently indicated that Al-Ittihad Jeddah, which won the Saudi League title in the current season, offered Benzema a transfer to the team for 100 million euros net per season.
And the official Saudi television confirmed that Benzema had agreed to the offer, and that he had made a phone call to his former colleague Cristiano Ronaldo to inquire about life in the Kingdom of Saudi Arabia and playing in the Saudi League.
Benzema’s achievements with Real Madrid
In its statement, the club expressed its appreciation for Benzema’s career in Real Madrid, describing him as an example of behavior and professionalism and a representative of the club’s values, praising his contributions and achievements during his time in the team.
On the other hand, a farewell party for Karim Benzema will be organized in the Sports City next Tuesday, and the event will be attended by Florentino Perez, president of Real Madrid.
The ceremony is expected to witness a special tribute to the French player and a celebration of his distinguished career at the club.