?Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is understood to have agreed to a one-year contract extension at the Santiago Bernabéu.
The Frenchman’s current deal, which he penned back in 2017, is set to expire in the summer of 2021, and Paris Saint-Germain are thought to have been monitoring the situation ahead of a potential bid.
However, that story appears to have been stopped before it even started as ?Marca claim that ?Benzema has agreed an improved contract which will also see him handed a wage increase.
The two parties are thought to have already finalised all the details, but the actual extension will only be confirmed in the summer.
The one-year extension was Benzema’s own request, as he is aware he will be 34 years old by the time his new contract will come to an end and he does not want to force the club to continue paying him if he is no longer good enough.
If he can continue at his current level – 16 goals and seven assists in 23 appearances – then it is suggested that Benzema could remain at the Bernabéu for even longer, but that decision will only be made further down the line.
Understandably, Real see him as a key player in the current squad and they are keen to reward him for his improved stature.
The Frenchman has undoubtedly been the star of the current season – no other Real player has scored more than three league goals – and the club believe he could be in some of the best form of his career.
The relationship between Benzema and club officials is thought to be about as perfect as you could possibly find. President Florentino Pérez is said to be a huge fan of the striker, so this new deal appears to benefit everyone involved.
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