Harshly criticized in Saudi Arabia and excluded from the squad by Marcelo Gallardo, Karim Benzema is rumored to be on the way out. Manchester United is said to have expressed interest in signing KB9, much to the delight of a legend from the Manchester club.
Facing difficulties at Al-Ittihad, despite more than honorable statistics (15 goals and 6 assists in 22 matches played), Karim Benzema could already be leaving Saudi Arabia, just six months after joining the league. Under contract until 2026 with the current Saudi League titleholder, the Frenchman has potential avenues for a rebound, particularly in the Premier League. Chelsea and Manchester United are reportedly interested. Both English football giants are not performing at their best, which is why Rio Ferdinand would like to see Karim Benzema sign with the Red Devils. However, talkSPORT suggests that the Frenchman is not a target for the English executives. During a podcast on his YouTube channel “Five,” the former English defender expressed his opinion on the recruitment of KB9 at Manchester.
Benzema to Manchester United, Ferdinand dreams of it.
“How can you say no to Benzema? How can you say no to this signing? It’s going back to the past, what we’ve done before. We did it with Cristiano Ronaldo, Falcao, Cavani, or Ibrahimovic. Someone who would need it more than anyone right now is Rasmus Hojlund. Hojlund needs someone to watch and learn from,” said the former Manchester United player, who believes that Karim Benzema could bring a lot to the young Manchester players, especially Rasmus Hojlund, recruited for €74 million last summer to become the new striker for Manchester. The Dane is still struggling to establish himself and shows some inconsistency at times. Rio Ferdinand openly dreams of the arrival of the former spearhead of Real Madrid. However, joining a Manchester United that has been in perpetual reconstruction for 10 years is probably not the best solution for the 36-year-old forward, whose club career is still exemplary at the moment.