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254-Goal Superstar Admits He Would Love To Play For Manchester United

254-Goal Superstar Admits He Would Love To Play For Manchester United

Karim Benzema could be entering into his final season at Real Madrid after revealing his desire to leave the club.

According to CaughtOffside, the 30-year-old Frenchman has told those closest to him that he is interested in making a move to Manchester United.

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A move to Old Trafford would see Benzema reunite with former Madrid boss José Mourinho.

Sport English reports that the Madrid striker would be open to the idea of playing for Paris Saint-Germain, but he would face tough competition to become the main striker ahead of Edinson Cavani.

Benzema arrived at Madrid from Lyon in 2009 and has made 285 appearances and scored 131 times. While he has fallen short of his deadly prowess at the start of the season, Madrid boss Julen Lopetegui has him high in the pecking order for his striking options.

Former Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane spoke highly of his fellow Frenchman, even when his form was being questioned last season.

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Credit: PA
Credit: PA

"People who know about football know what a good player [Benzema] is," he said (via Managing Madrid). "There are some who like him, others don't. Some people love Isco, others don't. That's something we cannot change.

"Karim has to carry on because we should look at what he's achieved in his nine years here. I really like him as a player and his numbers speak for themselves. He may be the Madrid number nine and we ask more of him because he's not been scoring lately.

"But he's doing an awful lot for the team and the goals will come. People who like football have to like Benzema."





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Topics: Football, Football News, Manchester United, Karim Benzema

Adnan Riaz

Adnan Riaz is a journalist for SPORTbible. He studied for a B.A. in History at the University of York and followed it up with an M.A. in Multimedia Journalism at MMU. Before he started writing about sports, he spent over four years in the gaming press. He has worked for several publications, including Hardcore Gamer, LADbible and the Manchester Evening News. Follow him on Twitter to find out what he is working on next. Got a story tip for Adnan? Email him: [email protected]

 

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