Benzema Wants to Come Back to Europe. Where Can the Frenchman Find a Place?
Karim Benzema went abroad to play for Al Ittihad this summer, but the forward didn't like it in Saudi Arabia. The Frenchman has already disagreed with two coaches and has been excluded from the preseason training camp. Benzema is eager to return to Europe, and clubs are ready to take the striker.
Karim could be very useful for Manchester United in solving their goal-scoring problems – Eric ten Hag's team is only 17th in the Premier League in terms of goals scored, despite Rasmus Hejlund finally finding the net in the league. It's already known that the English club wants to loan the Frenchman for six months. Jim Ratcliffe has stated that he wants to bring a forward of Harry Kane's caliber to Manchester.
A return to his hometown, Lyon, also looks realistic. Karim has expressed a desire to finish his career there, and it would be beautiful to help lift his beloved club out of crisis – the team is still in the relegation zone. On paper, a potential partnership with Alexandre Lacazette looks threatening.
Real Madrid is doing well even without Benzema, but they would also welcome the Frenchman's comeback. Madrid didn't sign a direct replacement for Karim, and the experienced forward could bring experience and goals, which would be good. While the royal club considers a summer move for Kylian Mbappe, another Frenchman may again find the net for them. Carlo Ancelotti has excellent relations with Benzema, making it essential for the striker's return to Spain.
Published by Patrick Jane