Benzema refuses to sign a long-term contract with Real Madrid

Published:3 August 2021

Manchester City

Los Blancos is poised to give the French international a two-year contract, which he anticipates. Benzema is delaying signing a contract until 2024 because he does not want to burden the squad that helped him become the superstar he is today.

Karim Benzema is 33 years old and approaching the end of his professional career. Despite his age, Real Madrid still sees him as their main goalscorer and are willing to offer him for at least another two seasons.

The Frenchman joined Real Madrid from Lyon in 2009 and has since scored over 250 goals. However, Benzema has refused to sign a two-year contract because he is concerned about his long-term form owing to his age.

Karim Benzema is anticipated to take a 10% wage drop for the 2021-22 season and a 15% wage cut for the 2022-23 season. This is primarily owing to Real Madrid's financial difficulties, which the current global epidemic has exacerbated.

Karim Benzema's current Real Madrid deal expires in 2022, with a one-year extension expected.

Since Cristiano Ronaldo departed Real Madrid for Juventus in 2018, Karim Benzema has become the club's top goal scorer. Los Blancos will, however, need to find a suitable successor sooner rather than later due to his age.

Kylian Mbappé of Paris Saint-Germain has been heavily connected with Real Madrid. Mbappe, like compatriot Benzema, has a contract that runs until the summer of 2022.

Florentino Pérez, the club's president, is hoping to recruit Mbappe as the club's new Galactico star, who will lead the line for many years to come. On the other hand, PSG is eager to extend a new contract to Mbappe since they do not want their star forward to depart on a free transfer.