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Benzema and Real Madrid ready to have contract talks this summer

The French striker is set to sign an extension, according to AS.

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Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema will most likely sign a contract extension with the club this next summer, according to Spanish newspaper Diario AS. Benzema's current deal expires in 2019 but the club and coach Zinedine Zidane want to show the player that he is a very important asset.

Benzema turned 29 years old in December and is not having an easy season with Madrid. The fans at the Santiago Bernabeu have often criticized him after some poor performances, but coach Zidane still trusts him and that's one of the reasons behind Morata's current desire to leave the club, if reports from Spain are accurate.

The French attacker has always been considered a very important player in Madrid's offensive system because of his ability to play well with his teammates Gareth Bale and Cristiano Ronaldo. It's true that he is not a pure scorer, but that doesn't mean Benzema isn't one of Madrid's most important attacking players. At least, that's what the club thinks.

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