Thursday, 3rd July, 2014
Karim Benzema and Real Madrid have reached an agreement to extend his stay at the Santiago Bernabeu.
Benzema has only one year left on his deal with Los Blancos and negotiations were ongoing to extend his stay at the club.
However, last week the negotiations came to a standstill after Real Madrid refused to concede to the Frenchman’s demands to double his salary.
Carlo Ancelotti and Zinedine Zidane contacted Benzema and his associates earlier this week to convince him to sign a new deal with the club.
The intervention of the coaching staff seems to have paid dividends as Benzema has agreed to sign a new contract with the club after the World Cup, according to AS.
Benzema’s contract hasn’t been revised since his arrival in 2009 and he is expected to receive a hefty a pay-rise for his contribution towards the club.
The 26-year-old has made 235 appearances for Los Blancos, scoring 112 goals and providing 71 assists.