The French striker has agreed with the Saudi club for two seasons after leaving Real Madrid.
Karim Benzema shines in Saudi Arabia. The French striker has reached an agreement with Al Ittihad for the next two seasons with the possibility of renewing for another . As long as the link is in place, the striker will receive 100 million euros per season.
And this Thursday evening, it was time to present himself in his new institution in front of nearly 60,000 spectators. “Benzema is there, Benzema is a tiger and Benzema is from Ittihad was one of the slogans surrounding the ceremony.
All this amid a show of lights, fireworks and even the footballer showed off the Ballon d’Or trophy he received.
“I won a lot of things in Europe. I signed here with great ambition and wanting to bring my experience, hoping to win many titles and wanting to play to raise the club, despite the fact that it is already very high “, he commented to the fans present.
Al Ittihad is “a good team, they want the championship. God willing we will bring the team to the highest level, God willing “, He continued.
On occasion, he also took the opportunity to sign a few balloons which were distributed in the galleries of the stadium. He also took the time to hand out jerseys to fans, who requested photos and videos. Benzema had no problem and shared with them in a good way.
Before he had already shown his affection towards Al Ittihad fans. “The Saudi fans and people are very warm. I’ve played games here and love this heat. I already saw this madness yesterday and I was moved, I hope to give them all this heat on the ground “, he underlined on his arrival in Jeddah.
In this way, Karim Benzema will have to begin the preparation to start a new season in the Saudi lands which for some time now have been tempting the great stars of international football.
The best-known case is that of Cristiano Ronaldo who joined the ranks of Al Nassr after the Portuguese split from Manchester United as he focused with his team at the Qatar 2022 World Cup.
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