Ex-France international, Karim Benzema was today unveiled as the new player of the Saudi Arabian League club, Al-Ittihad.
The One-time Ballon d’Or winner, after his 14 years spell at Real Madrid, moved to Al-Ittihad in a big money deal.
According to Marca, the former Real Madrid striker will be paid 100 million euros per season, plus a bonus of 20 million euros to work as an ambassador for the 2030 World Cup, which Saudi Arabia is bidding to host. So, the total amount he will earn will be no less than 220 million euros, and it could reach 320 million euros.
Taken to his social media after he was unveiled today, Benzema thanked the fans of his new club and declared the event as the moment he will never forget in his life. He wrote:
“Thank you Jeddah, from the bottom of my heart. Tonight was a very special moment that i will never forget 💛🇸🇦”
See his photos below:
Mac Allister Officially Joins Liverpool
World cup winner, Alexis Mac Allister has officially joined Liverpool on permanent deal from Brighton, contract until June 2028. The Argentine will now be The Reds’ new number 10
“Since I won the World Cup, I said that I want to win more trophies and I think that this club will help me to do that,” he said
More on Declan Rice’s future
Arsenal Football club have official bid ready for Declan Rice since May, it will be submitted soon.
Xhaka to Leverkusen to happen right after new midfielder deal.
Bayern want Rice; they feel priority is to stay in England. I am 00
However, nothing has been sealed/agreed yet.
Lionel Messi decides to join Inter Miami
Argentina captain, Lionel Messi is set to join Inter Miami.
It was gathered Messi has made his decision and it will be announced by the 7 time Ballon d’Or winner in the next hours.
Messi will play in MLS next season. No more chances for Barcelona despite trying to make it happen.
The world cup winner will clarify the reasons and details of his decision to join Inter Miami in the next hours.
Deal will be valid with immediate effect as Jorge Messi is planning to travel to Miami later tonight.
Moussa Dembele Leaves Olympique Lyonnais
Official: Moussa Dembélé leaves OL as free agent, confirmed. He’s set for new chapter this summer as many clubs are keen on signing him.
Real Madrid signs Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund for €103m Fee Plus Bonuses
OFFICIAL: Borussia Dortmund has confirmed Jude Bellingham’s deal has been done with Real Madrid for €103m fee plus bonuses.
Fabrizio Romano reported that add-ons on Bellingham deal can amount to 30% of the fixed amount.
It is also understood that agreements have been signed between the clubs, same for Jude who signed until June 2029.
N’Golo Kante set to join al-Ittihad on 2 years deal
Chelsea Football Club midfielder, N’Golo Kante has completed medical tests in London ahead of his move to Saudi Arabia Professional League, Al-Ittihad Football Club.
According to Italia Sports Journalist, Fabrizio Romano, the French midfielder will join Al-Ittihad on two years deal with an option for further seasons.
Thuram to Paris Saint Germain
Paris Saint Germain have scheduled a new round of talks this week to discuss Marcus Thuram as a concrete target. He’s on the list of Luis Campos.
Franck Kessie’s agent publicly describes as ‘fake news’ the info about his client giving the green light to leave Barça.
Player’s camp position has not changed as of today.
Arsenal on verge of losing Reiss Nelson to another European Club
Reiss Nelson was approached by Italian, French and English clubs but his priority has always been Arsenal: the agreement is imminent.
New long term deal, almost agreed two weeks ago — it’s about final details then Nelson will sign until June 2027 plus option included.
Manchester United set to table of offer for Napoli’s Kin Min-Jae
Manchester United have Kim Min-jae on their list since October and remains the main target. Release clause, only valid in July as United are in contact with agents; Newcastle are informed too.
Understand United are also monitoring the French market for plan B options.
Aouar Confirms He’s Leaving Lyon, set to join AS Roma
Houssem Aouar confirms he’s leaving OL as a free agent. The Algerian has already signed a contract as a new AS Roma player on a five-year deal.
Toulouse set to 2003-born winger
According Fabrizio Romano, it is understand that French Ligue 1 club, Toulouse are set to sign 2003-born winger Ibrahim Cissoko from Eredivisie side NEC.
The agreement has been reached and it will be signed this week. Cissoko picked Toulouse despite interest from Italy and England.