In a sensational turn of events, French striker Karim Benzema reportedly looks to depart from Al Ittihad, aimed at a potential return to Europe. This major hint was dropped in the recent edition of French sports daily, L’Equipe.
According to L’Equipe, Benzema has expressed his intentions of leaving Saudi Arabian football, eyeing a comeback to Europe. Lyon, the French club, seems to be ready to welcome the prolific forward with open arms.
However, the Saudi Public Investment Fund (PIF), the owner of Al Ittihad, is believed to have entirely halted the potential move. Quoting unnamed sources, L’Equipe suggests, Benzema is slated to remain in Saudi Arabia, with plans to feature as a starter in the final match of the Kings League happening next week.
For now, Benzema’s fans in Europe might need to wait for a while to see their star in action on their home turf. Meanwhile, Al Ittihad is counting on the French maestro for the upcoming decisive match in the Kings League.