Benzema shows Madrid discontent

According to Radio Cope’s El Partido de las Doce, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has made his unhappiness at the club known.

The French star has had a quiet start to the season, having seen his place as a permanent fixture in boss Jose Mourinho’s starting line-up given over to Argentine international Gonzalo Higuain.

Consequently, the programme, which cited club sources, maintains he has transmitted his discontent to club President Florentino Perez through his representative.

Perez is believed to always have been a supporter of the Frenchman after a difficult start to life at the Santiago Bernabeu following a reported €35m move from Lyon in July, 2009, when Higuain was again the preferred frontman.

However, Benzema managed to turn the situation around and his 36 goals in 67 La Liga games appeared to have cemented his position as first choice, until Mourinho had an apparent change of heart before the start of this season.

If Benzema’s situation in the Spanish capital does not change this season then Paris Saint-Germain are rumoured to be interested in taking him back to France, with Madrid already having other options and Radamel Falcao’s name having been linked with them for some time.

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