French Ballon d'Or champion Karim Benzema, who is leaving Real Madrid, has signed a three-year contract with Jeddah-based Saudi club Al-Ittihad, AFP learned on Tuesday from an internal source at the club.
"Benzema has signed a contract for his loan to Al-Ittihad, for a period of three years," this source said of the 35-year-old striker. The Frenchman played his last game with Real this Sunday after 14 seasons at the Madrid club.
The Frenchman Karim Benzema has asked Real Madrid that his farewell ceremony to be held this morning in the sports city of the white club be intimate, without the presence of the media or an appearance at a press conference, and together with his great supporter , President Florentino Perez.
Real Madrid prepares a simple act to bid farewell to a legend like Benzema, the footballer with the most titles in the club's history. The French forward asked this Monday that it be so, faithful to his way of being introverted and without the desire for a goodbye that generates noise.