Karim Benzema is in the final month of his contract with Real Madrid.
The France superstar was expected to at least sign a one-year contract extension with Real Madrid, but a mind-blowing offer from Saudi Arabia has affected that.
The contract offered to Benzema is said to be in excess of €400 million (£346m/$439m) over two seasons and would involve him being paid as an ambassador for the World Cup bid in the future.
The offer is similar to Al Nassr’s offer to Cristiano Ronaldo, and Benzema has been asked to choose any club in the country to sign for while also being offered an ambassadorial role for Saudi Arabia’s 2030 World Cup bid.
According to Fabrizio Romano, Benzema has now asked for a week to make his final decision. The striker doesn’t want to take too long to decide on his future after being presented with an official bid.
It is believed that Benzema will not resist the juicy offer from Saudi Arabia.
With Cristiano Ronaldo already there, and the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Busquets and Jordi Alba expected to join in, the Saudi league is definitely getting on the map.