Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema harbours a deep desire to return to Lyon, according to the player’s former agent Karim Djaziri, although the representative admitted that OL may have to wait to be reunited with the 32-year-old.
Despite entering the twilight years of his career at the top of the game, Benzema has been a stand-out performer for Real Madrid this season, playing a pivotal role in pushing the club to the brink of La Liga success in the wake of Cristiano Ronaldo’s move to Juventus.
Indeed, having plundered 19 goals across 35 Liga appearances this term, the Frenchman continues to outshine Luka Jovic, with the Serbian failing to live up to his €60 million price tag.
As such, Benzema could well be offered an extension at the Santiago Bernabeu, with his current deal set to run out in the summer of 2022. If not, however, it could be homeward bound for the centre-forward.
“Today, with the situation that he is in at Real Madrid, he has reached the peak of what every footballer wants,” Djaziri said in an interview with OLTV. “Playing in Madrid, being very close with his coach, adored by the public… it is not possible that he’ll back today.”
“But, since he left Lyon, Karim has had only one desire and that is to return to Lyon. Will it be as a player? It remains a regret for Karim not to have gone further in the Champions League. When he left, Lyon made the semi-finals.”
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