Real Madrid legend Karim Benzema announces his departure.
The Frenchman is expected to join Saudi Arabian side Al-Ittihad who has offered him an annual salary of €100m.
He has won 25 titles with the Galacticos in his 14-year spell and is the most decorated player in the club’s history alongside Marcelo.
Benzema finished the campaign with 31 goals and six assists in 43 games in all competitions.
“Real Madrid CF and our captain Karim Benzema have agreed to end his brilliant and unforgettable period as a player for our club,” the Spanish club said in a statement.
“Real Madrid would like to show its gratitude and affection for who is already one of our greatest legends.
“Karim Benzema’s career at Real Madrid has been an example of conduct and professionalism, and he has represented the values of our club. Karim Benzema has earned the right to decide his future.
“Real Madrid is and will always be his home, and he wish him and all his family the best in this new phase of his life.”
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