Karim Benzema set to sign new Real Madrid contract

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema  is set to pen a one-year contract extension at the club, according to a report in Marca.

The experienced Frenchman is set to add another year onto his deal through to the summer of 2023 – a reward for the player’s fine form in recent years.

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Whilst there is not yet a firm agreement between the two parties, it is said there is a firm understanding between the two and a new contract is imminent.

It is standard in Real Madrid news for players aged over 30 to sign only one-year contract extensions when their existing deal expires.

Karim Benzema

The Frenchman has netted 10 goals in his last 10 games and has 25 strikes in 36 outings this campaign – including 19 in La Liga from just 26 outings.

Benzema has been in red-hot form since Cristiano Ronaldo left the Spanish club three years ago – scoring 82 goals in less than three full campaigns.

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