Paris Saint-Germain could take advantage of Karim Benzema’s situation in Saudi Arabia to sign him on loan for the second half of the season.
The French striker is said to be unhappy at Al-Ittihad and is considering leaving the club. According to French media outlet Sports Zone, PSG are in contact with him to try to convince him to join the Parisian project until the end of the season.
PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi is said to be very interested in Benzema, but he knows that the deal would be complicated. Sporting director Luis Campos has doubts about Kylian Mbappé’s return to form, and the club has other priorities, such as signing a central defender and a midfielder.
For Benzema, the decision would not be easy. He has always had a strong connection with Olympique Lyonnais, and a transfer to PSG could be seen as a betrayal by his supporters.
However, it is clear that the French striker regrets leaving Real Madrid. He earns much more money at Al-Ittihad, but he is not adapting to the club or the country. For him, there is nothing comparable to Real Madrid, even for a much higher salary.
Karim Benzema: Could it happen in January?
If the two parties reach an agreement, Benzema could join PSG as early as January. The Parisian club needs offensive reinforcements, and the arrival of the French striker would be great news for the supporters.
Benzema would bring his quality, experience, and leadership to Mauricio Pochettino’s team. He could help PSG win the Champions League, the club’s main goal.
However, we will have to wait to see if this operation materializes. The two parties still have work to do to reach an agreement.
🚨 Nasser Al-Khelaïfi a EXPLORÉ la possibilité de signer Karim Benzema 🇫🇷 en prêt pour 6 mois.
— Le Meilleur du PSG (@LMDPSG) January 11, 2024