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Karim Benzema

27-Year-Old Forward     Real Madrid  La Liga


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


Karim Benzema Contract Information:

Signed new five-year contract in August of 2014

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August 30, 2015    Karim Benzema News

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Benzema scored as Real Madrid defeated Real Betis 5-0 Saturday.

Benzema was given a start in Real's first game of the season and took his opportunity when he headed in Garth Bale's pinpoint cross on 47 minutes. It was only the Frenchman's second effort of the game and also turned out to be his last, being replaced by Isco on 52 minutes.

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July 24, 2015

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Benzema will not be leaving Real, his agent tells Sky Sports.

There has been a lot of speculation that the striker may be leaving Madrid this summer, but Benzema's agent Karim Djaziri has stated that he categorically will not be leaving. "Karim is very happy at Real Madrid and he will be a Real Madrid player by the end of this transfer window, 1,000 per cent."

July 21, 2015

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Benzema has been the subject of a failed 31.3 million bid from Arsenal, Express reports.

Rumors have persisted over the transfer window that Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger is keen on bringing the French striker to England. However reports suggest that Real have turned down the bid despite initially looking like they were happy with the offer.

July 14, 2015

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Benzema is being pushed out of Real Madrid and Arsenal are keen on buying him, Metro reports.

Benzema has been linked with numerous clubs over the summer and latest reports suggest that Arsenal is now his most likely destination. Real are supposedly listening to offers and Arsenal coach Arsene Wenger has been a long admirer of the striker.

June 7, 2015

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Benzema may move to Manchester United to speed up David de Gea's move in the other direction, reports.

The striker might move to Manchester United in the summer to boost Real Madrid's funds as well as sweetening a deal for de Gea to move to the Spanish capital. Although Benzema's strike rate for Real has been decent, the Frenchman's transfer might be crucial in persuading Manchester United to let go of their prized goalkeeper.

May 27, 2015

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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.

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.