Real Madrid and Karim Benzema in new contract talks

Real Madrid are in discussions with striker Karim Benzema to renew his contract until 2023, according to Marca.

The Frenchman’s last contract extension came two years ago and his current deal at the club is due to expire in the summer of 2021.

Benzema, who turns 32 in December, has been in a rich vein of form over the course of the past 18 months – he netted 30 goals in total last season and already has 11 in just 15 appearances this season.

Of Algerian descent, the frontman has emerged as the most important and in-form player for Madrid since the €100m sale of Cristiano Ronaldo to Juventus in the summer of 2018.

His significance to the current team under Zinedine Zidane is demonstrated by his ever presence in attack and being favoured ahead of €60m summer signing Luka Jovic.

The club are said to be willing to substantially increase his current wage packet but Benzema is in no hurry to extend his current deal, but is happy at the club.

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