The Frenchman, who is celebrating 12 years in white, wants to continue beyond next year and hopes to become the striker with the most appearances in the club’s history.
He recently became the foreign player with the most appearances in Real Madrid’s history. Now, Benzema wants to be the ‘9’ with the most appearances in white, a record that is within his reach.
Benzema has 559 appearances to Santillana’s 654. It is 12 years since his arrival at the Santiago Bernabéu and, year by year, he has been improving his performance in the Spanish capital.
Real Madrid have lost leaders in the dressing room and now it is the French striker who has taken the reins of leadership of ‘Los Blancos’. And his good performance even allowed him to return to the French national team.
During the Euros he scored four goals and was the best player for ‘Les Bleus’, even one step ahead of Mbappe, Madrid’s main target in the transfer market.
Benzema’s contract expires in a year and, at 33, he will have to extend his contract little by little. According to ‘Marca’, the agreement between the two sides is ready for him to continue until 2023.