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Competition for Chelsea, another Premier League club is keen to sign Benzema

The French striker is not satisfied at Al-Ittihad and could return to Europe.

By Alejandro Lopez Vega

Will Karim join the Premier League?
Will Karim join the Premier League?
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Karim Benzema is one of the best players in the world. Despite being 36 years old, he continues to demonstrate his quality on the field and that is why the world's top clubs are interested in him. He made a surprising decision last summer when he left Real Madrid to join Saudi Arabia's Al-Ittihad for almost $200 million per year.

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The club's aim was to repeat the Pro League title they won in the 2022/23 season and so, in addition to the French striker, they signed other top players such as N'Golo Kanté and Fabinho. However, things did not turn out as they had hoped: for now they are in seventh place in the tournament standings, far behind the leaders Al-Hilal, while in the Club World Cup they failed to win, losing to Al-Ahly of Egypt in the quarterfinals.

The team's disappointing performances and poor results sparked criticism from the press and fans, who believed that Benzema was not performing at the expected level. This situation got even worse at the end of December, when he was absent from several training sessions. And that continues until now, as he has not yet returned from his trip to Mauritius.

With this scenario, it began to be rumored that his future could be far from Saudi Arabia. Chelsea appeared as the favorites to sign him, as they need strikers to replace Christopher Nkunku and Nicolas Jackson. However, now other English giants seem ready to compete with them: Manchester United. According to Fichajes, the Red Devils are looking for top strikers to compete with Marcus Rashford and Rasmus Hojlund and have targeted Karim, although they will have to negotiate with Al-Ittihad.

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They are excited

Since talk of Benzema's possible arrival at Manchester United began, many fans have expressed their happiness. And they were joined by Louis Saha, the club's former striker, who in an interview with Betting Odds said: "Benzema would change Manchester United's attack, and it's exactly what they need right now. He would definitely score goals and also guarantee better team play. For now, it's just a dream, but Karim is still very professional".

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