Benzema is Real Madrid’s most threatening player and he has improved since Cristiano Ronaldo left the Bernabeu. The French striker, 32, is in the best moment of his footballing career.
The club have renewed his contract until 30th June 2022, the moment he will have to decide whether to stay at Real or whether to go an Asian or US club for the end of his career. Benzema wants to hang up his boots at Real.
With 243 goals to his name, the Frenchman has beaten Puskas and he is now the fifth highest goalscorer ever for Real Madrid. He was not expected to be fifth, but he is not settling for that and he still has several years of football ahead of him.
The footballer has been working out how many more goals he requires to go past Santillana and move into fourth. ‘Marca’ says that Benzema’s intention is to at least move into fourth before leaving. That means he would need to get to 290 goals in total so 47 more.
He has more than enough time if he keeps on playing like this. This season he has already gone past the 20 goals tally, just like last term and he still has at least 10 games to increase that number this season.
The latest Benzema, apart from last term, got more than 20 goals was in the 2015-16 season when he was 28. Real Madrid know that Benzema is back in the goals. When Cristiano was there, he was making goals rather than scoring them.
“I didn’t imagine it really. but I’m very happy because I’ve been working for a long time. I work to be up at the top and I hope can go further. I’m always happy to play for this club,” Benzema said after a historic brace against Valencia.