Actual Madrid duo Karim Benzema and Luka Modric have reportedly rejected the possibility to doubtlessly be part of Zinedine Zidane at Juventus.
El Nacional experiences that Juve won’t proceed with Massimiliano Allegri subsequent season. Zidane is at the moment on a sabbatical after leaving Madrid in 2021 however is alleged to be enticed by the prospect of turning into the Previous Girl’s new boss.
If he have been to reach on the Allianz Stadium he would ideally have preferred to have taken two of his former Real Madrid gamers with him. The primary of which is Benzema, 35, whose contract with Los Blancos expires in June. The French ahead flourished below Zidane, scoring 108 objectives in 217 video games throughout competitions.
Benzema’s continuity with Madrid is unsure amid his contract expiring, his age and health points. The Frenchman has additionally reportedly received an astronomical contract provide from an unnamed Saudi Professional League membership.
Zidane already is aware of that Benzema isn’t excited about a transfer to Juve. If the striker is to go away Los Merengues and stay in Europe it should both be in Ligue 1 or the Premier League.
In the meantime, Modric’s contract with Actual Madrid additionally expires in June. The Croatian midfielder has been a mainstay in Los Blancos’ facet since arriving in 2012. He made 51 appearances this season, scoring six objectives and offering as many assists.
The report claims that Modric, 37, has additionally stated no to a transfer to the Previous Girl and he’s mooted for a transfer to the Saudi Professional League. The anticipated arrival of Jude Bellingham from Borussia Dortmund has thrown his future on the Santiago Bernabeu into doubt.
If Zidane does turn into Allegri’s successor it is clear that his former gamers aren’t seduced by the concept of becoming a member of the Serie A membership. They won’t be enjoying Champions League soccer subsequent season after they have been hit by a 10-point deduction.
Zidane labeled Actual Madrid’s Karim Benzema as the best striker in French soccer historical past
Benzema received the 2022 Ballon d’Or after an excellent 2021-22 marketing campaign with Actual Madrid. The Frenchman scored 44 objectives in 46 video games, ending as high scorer in La Liga and the Champions League.
The veteran striker additionally captained Los Blancos to the Spanish league title and the Champions League trophy. It was a outstanding marketing campaign from the ahead and Zidane lauded him following his Ballon d’Or triumph. He stated when requested if Benzema was the very best ahead in French historical past (through CNN):
“For me, sure. Along with what he does, what he exhibits, he has been at Actual Madrid for a very long time. Greater than 500 video games, all of the objectives he’s scored, his report speaks for itself. For me, he’s the very best. It is vitally clear.”
France have had many legendary strikers together with Eric Cantona, Thierry Henry and Jean-Pierre Papin. Nevertheless, Benzema maybe sits atop the top of French soccer resulting from his consistency on the high degree.