Karim Benzema affirms his Real Madrid future through social media
Karim Benzema went on Twitter to silence the people who were suggesting that the player would be leaving Real Madrid this year. Benzema who was unable to play in the first league match for Madrid due to an injury was clearly irritated at the rumours that suggested he was out of favor with Madrid.
In the tweet, the 27-year old addressed the trouble makers as clowns and ended his message saying Hala Madrid. Real Madrid soon retweeted the message showing their support towards the Frenchman.
Benzema has been with Madrid since 2009 before which he was at Olympique Lyon. He was part of the Lyon team that consisted of stars like Juninho, Florent Malouda, and Michel Essien, but it was after their departure that Benzema could prove himself as a footballer. During his time at Lyon he managed score 43 goals for them in 112 appearances and was crowned the National Union of Professional Footballers Ligue 1 Player of the Year in 2008.
Los Blancos signed him from Lyon in 2009 for a fee of €35 million. It took Benzema a while to get into full stride with Madrid as the teams play style was never necessarily suited for him. After rough patches under Manuel Pellegrini and Jose Mourinho the player finally shined under Italian manager Carlo Ancelotti.
In 2013-14 season with the addition of Gareth Bale, Madrid’s attacking force went by the acronym of BBC and consisted Bale, Benzema and Cristiano. They were quite successful that year as they won La Decima, and Copa del Rey.
Benzema has been linked with Premier League side Arsenal for a long time now, and the recent message from Benzema will only dishearten the previously optimistic Arsenal fans. The Gunners were in lead position to sign the Real Madrid striker, as Wenger has been able to lure several French players to his team before, but upon light of new events the English team will have to find their striker elsewhere.
Arsenal has also been linked with Paris-Saint Germain striker Edinson Cavani, but the players weekly wages might put off any interest the team has.