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Real Madrid Will Extend Karim Benzema's Contract

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The French striker is having his best season under a Real Madrid shirt and should get a new contract with the club this summer.

Denis Doyle

Things didn't start well for him this season. He was whistled for some games and he started El Clásico from the bench. But Karim Benzema has finally gained the confidence he needed and is playing the best football of his career this season. He fits Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale's game to perfection and there's simply no need for Real Madrid to buy a star striker this next summer.

And that's why, according to Marca, Karim Benzema will get a contract extension. The club is confident about that and the board talked with Benzema's agent Karim Djaziri, who told them that Benzema plans to stay with Real Madrid for a long time. And that's exactly what Real Madrid want.

Zinedine Zidane's work with Benzema has paid off. As Benzema himself admitted, Zidane has been one of the main reasons behind his improvement. It's true that Benzema will probably need a backup striker for next season, as Álvaro Morata has yet to prove he has what it takes to be Real's second striker. But to extend Benzema's contract for the long term will be a great move forward for the club.