By: Ogunleye Oluwapelumi
After 16 years with Real Madrid, Karim Benzema has signed with Al Ittihad to join the Saudi league. The French striker has signed the main part of the contract and is expected to travel to Saudi Arabia soon. The contract will be valid until 2025, with an option for a further season.
Benzema’s departure from Real Madrid marks the end of an era for the Spanish club. The 34-year-old has been a key player for Real Madrid, scoring over 200 goals and helping the club win four Champions League titles. Fans are sad to see him go, but many are excited to see what he will bring to Al Ittihad and the Saudi league. Benzema is expected to say goodbye to Real Madrid fans before leaving for Saudi Arabia.