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Karim Benzema signs contract extension with Real Madrid -report

His new contract will increase his current salary and will expire in 2022, according to a report from MARCA.

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Real Madrid attacker Karim Benzema has signed a contract extension with the club, one which will increase his salary and set to expire in 2022, according to a report from MARCA. His previous deal was going to expire in 2021, so Benzema has been given an extra season in the club.

Benzema is 32 years old and will be 34 when his new contract ends. Real Madrid have not officially announced Benzema’s extension and it’s likely that they don’t report it, given that it’s just an additional year in Benzema’s current deal.

The French striker has taken a huge step forward after the departure of Cristiano Ronaldo and is now the undisputed leader of Real Madrid’s offense. Furthermore, he has shown improved leadership skills and has been mentoring both Vinicius and Rodrygo on the pitch.

Benzema signed for Real Madrid in the summer of 2009 and has become one of the club’s key players of the last decade.

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