Karim Benzema has confirmed that he is open to negotiations with Real Madrid over a new deal.
Benzema has added to Real’s importance this season with a series of important goals, the most recent of which was a last-minute winner against Elche at the weekend.
The 33-year-contract old’s with the Spanish champions expires in 2022, but he is open to negotiating a new offer.
At a press conference on Monday, Benzema said, “I go day by day. I look forward to every training session and game. I have a contract until 2022, but if the president wants to extend it, I am available. This is the world’s finest club.”
Real Madrid press conferences are usually packed with interesting information, and Benzema was asked for his thoughts on rumors that Bernabeu legend Cristiano Ronaldo might return to the club.
Benzema said, “I did a lot here with him, a lot of goals and assists. It had been three years. He’s now at a different club. I’m not the coach or the president. At Juventus, I’m not sure whether he’s healthy or not. Are you going to play with him again?” He had always been generous to me. He’s quite a goal scorer.”
Following Ronaldo’s departure in 2018, Benzema assumed the role of Real’s main striker. He has accepted the burden, and his 27 goals in all competitions led Real to the Liga title last season.