Al-Ittihad confirm Karim Benzema deal
The French striker has joined Al-Ittihad.
Karim Benzema, the French forward ofReal Madrid
, has joined Al-Ittihad of Saudi Arabia after leaving the team. Benzema's contract will be for three years.
Benzema, who joined Real Madrid 14 years ago, managed to score 354 goals for the team. He spoke at his farewell press conference.
“I’ll never forget Real Madrid because it is impossible. It’s the best club in the world and in history, that’s as good as it gets. It’s time for me to leave today and to have another story, but the most important thing for me is what I’ve won here." He said.
“It’s a little bit of a sad day, because I’m leaving this club and that pains me. My dream was in my head, I signed for Madrid and I wanted to finish at Madrid, but life sometimes gives you another opportunity and I’ve taken it with all my family.”
Al-Ittihad became the champion of the Saudi Arabian league this season. They intend to continue their success by buying big football stars.
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