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Benzema signed contract extension with Real Madrid until 2022 -report

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The deal will be official after the end of the season, according to AS.

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Real Madrid attacker Karim Benzema has already signed a one-year contract extension with the club and will stay in the Spanish capital until the summer of 2022, according to a report from AS.

Benzema’s previous deal with Madrid was set to expire in 2021 and the club decided to reward him after what’s been a brilliant 2019-2020 season so far for him. Benzema will be 34 years old when his new contract expires and it’s clear that the club should have a long-term replacement for the French attacker by then. However, Benzema has shown great leadership skills lately and if he’s willing to accept a role off the bench, this might not be his last contract with Real Madrid.

Sergio Ramos and Luka Modric’s contracts expire in 2021 as well and it’s not clear whether the club will offer them an extra year like they did with Benzema, given that Ramos will turn 34 next month, the same age as Modric right now.