Fabrizio Romano on Karim Benzema

Fabrizio Romano Updates on Karim Benzema’s Uncertain Future at Al Ittihad

Football transfer expert Fabrizio Romano has provided a significant update on the future of Karim Benzema at Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad. The former Real Madrid star, who made a high-profile move to the Middle East in the summer of 2023, has recently been linked with a potential return to Europe.

Benzema’s tenure at Al Ittihad has been marked by uncertainty, and Romano reveals that discussions regarding his future are ongoing, with more meetings expected to take place soon.

Fabrizio Romano on Karim Benzema

The situation is described as tense, and while there is interest in the striker staying in the Saudi Pro League (SPL), there’s a possibility of him joining another Saudi club. However, a return to Europe is not ruled out, albeit with a significant salary cut.

Romano took to Twitter to share the latest developments, stating:

“Understand more meetings will take place soon to discuss the future of Karim Benzema. The situation remains tense with Al Ittihad. SPL bosses still want KB to stay in Saudi, even to join another Saudi club. Return to Europe can only be possible with a huge salary cut.”

Benzema’s delayed return to Al Ittihad after the SPL’s mid-season break, reportedly 17 days late, and subsequent unavailability for 10 days have added to the complexities of his situation.

The striker has been linked with a move to Premier League giants Chelsea and Manchester United, but time constraints in the January window may pose challenges for the English clubs.

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Since joining Al Ittihad in July 2023, Benzema has been named the captain and has made 20 appearances, contributing with 12 goals and five assists across various competitions.

Despite his individual success, he couldn’t guide the team to victory in the FIFA Club World Cup. In the league, Benzema has scored nine goals and provided five assists in 15 games, showcasing his impact on the Saudi club. The developments around his future continue to capture the attention of football enthusiasts as the transfer saga unfolds.

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