Football legend, Karim Benzema left Real Madrid after spending 14 years with the Spanish football club.
In official statement a journalist, Fabrizio Romano confirmed the player and the club’s decision to part ways in a tweet.
The Spanish side said on Sunday, that the French footballer agreed a deal to end his great era at the club, AFP reports.
Interestingly, 35-year-old He has gotten an opportunity to move to Saudi Arabia this week.
In reaction to this development, the Los Blancos in a statement said,
“Real Madrid and our captain Karim Benzema have agreed to put an end to his brilliant and unforgettable era as a player at our club,”
“Madrid wants to show their gratitude and all their love to someone who is one of our greatest legends.”
Meanwhile, Madrid coach, Carlo Ancelotti had said Saturday there was “no doubt” about Benzema’s future at Madrid, stressing that the forward had one more year left on his contract.
In response to the move, Benzema himself had said “Not everything you read on the internet is reality” after reports emerged in the week about his potential departure to Saudi Arabia, where the French forward joined Madrid in 2009 from Ligue 1 side Lyon.
On his feats at Santiago, is the current holder of the Ballon d’Or for the world’s best player, Benzema has 24 trophies with Madrid, including five Champions Leagues, four La Liga titles and three Copas del Rey.
Benzema is also behind Ronaldo with 353 goals as Real Madrid’s second top scorer of all time, while the Saudi Professional League club Al Nassr player has 450 goals.