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Karim Benzema

27-Year-Old Forward     Real Madrid  La Liga


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Birthdate:  December 17, 1987    Birthplace:  Lyon, France    Nationality:  France    Height:  6' 1"    Weight:  163 lbs    Show ContractHide Contract

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Signed new five-year contract in August of 2014

May 27, 2015    Karim Benzema News

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Benzema has emerged as a target for Manchester United, The Guardian reports.

The striker has already attracted interest from Arsenal and now it appears that Manchester United coach Louis van Gaal is also interested in the frontman. With a host of other attacking options already available, Real may be tempted to sell Benzema if the price is right. That's despite scoring an impressive 22 goals in 46 games this season.

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Karim Benzema: Past News Updates   ( ▲ View most recent update )

May 18, 2015

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Benzema returned from injury and got an assist Sunday as Real Madrid beat Espanyol 4-1.

Benzema returned from injury to play his first game of the month and remained on the field for 63 minutes. The Frenchman got an assist to his name when he passed to Cristiano Ronaldo in the 59th minute for the striker to net the first goal of a hat-tick. Benzema howver only took one shot himself before being replaced by Chicharito.

May 4, 2015

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Benzema (knee) is not in the squad for Tuesday's Champions League match against Juventus.

Benzema has been sidelined since the middle of last month due to the ailment and was unable to play in the second leg of the quarterfinal matchup with Atletico Madrid. He returned to training Sunday, so there was hope that he'd be fit for Tuesday's match, but he's short, leaving Chicharito to possibly start again.

May 4, 2015

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Benzema returned to training Sunday ahead of Tuesday's Champions League game with Juventus, Realmadrid.com reports.

Benzema took part in team training and it looks likely that he'll play some part in the crucial game midweek. The forward has been out with a knee injury sustained against Athletico Madrid in the previous round of the tournament but has now finally returned to fitness.

April 21, 2015

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Benzema has a sprained MCL in his right knee and he has been ruled out for Wednesday's Champions League second leg against Atletico Madrid, ESPN FC reports.

Benzema's absence only adds fuel to the fire of Madrid's burning injury list, as he'll be joined on the sideline by Luka Modric (knee) and Gareth Bale (calf). Cristiano Ronaldo will certainly still be up front, but he may be joined by Chicharito and Jese, which is obviously a significant downgrade in talent.

April 20, 2015

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Benzema is an injury doubt for Wednesday's Champions League match against Atletico Madrid because of a knee injury, ESPN FC reports.

Benzema picked up the knock last weekend in the first leg of the tie, and his absence would be a huge blow to Los Blancos, who will definitely be without Gareth Bale (calf) and Luka Modric (knee).

April 17, 2015

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Benzema is a doubt for Saturday's game against Malaga after not being involved in team training, Realmadrid.com reports.

Benzema trained using indoor facilities Thursday alongside Gareth Bale while the rest of the team were involved in a group session. This definitely casts doubts on the Frenchman's fitness and his availability for the weekend.

April 9, 2015

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Benzema played 71 minutes as Real Madrid beat Rayo Vallecano 2-0 Wednesday.

Benzema carried little threat against Rayo, producing two shots both of which were off target. The Frenchman only touched the ball 24 times, considerably less than any other starting Real player, and had the second worst pass accuracy on the side.