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Benzema puts pen to paper on new Real Madrid deal

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The Frenchman has signed a contract extension that will keep him at Santiago Bernabeu for two more years.

Real Madrid have announced Karim Benzema has put pen to paper on a new two-year deal with the club until 2023.

Benzema has been a reliable servant to Real Madrid for over a decade now, having arrived from Lyon on a €35 million transfer back in the summer of 2009.

In over 500 appearances in the famous white shirt, the forward has contributed 281 goals and 144 assists in addition to leading the team to 19 major trophies.

His new contract reportedly includes a massive €1 billion release clause, which provides a good picture of how much he is valued by Los Blancos.

The 33-year-old, who scored twice in his side’s 4-1 win over Alaves on their opening day of the 2021-22 La Liga campaign, becomes the sixth first-team Real Madrid player to renew this summer after Luka Modric, Nacho, Dani Carvajal, Lucas Vazquez, and Thibaut Courtois.

An official statement on the club website read: “Real Madrid C.F. and Karim Benzema have agreed to an extension of the player’s contract and he will remain at the club for the next two seasons, until 30 June 2023.”