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Arsenal the Latest Club to be Linked to Benzema

Karim Benzema Karim Benzema of Real Madrid in action during the UEFA Champions League Group G match between AFC Ajax and Real Madrid at the Ajax Arena on November 23, 2010 in Amsterdam, Netherlands.Karim Benzema has hardly set La Liga on fire since his £35 million 2009 move to Real Madrid. Players like Ronaldo and Higuain have been the main starters up front for the Spanish club, and the Frenchman has naturally been linked to a move away from the Bernabau as his frustration by lack of games has caused him to turn his head in search of new options.

Manchester United and Sir Alex Ferguson have been well known admirers of Benzema, but lost out in the summer 2009 race for his signature. It was also rumoured that Ferguon was preparing to swap Berbatov with Benzema. Unlikely as it was at the time, it is now even more unlikely after Berbatov almost made history with 5 goals in one game against Blackburn on Saturday.

Tottenham too have recently been linked to him. Since their soar to success in the Champions League, Tottenhams options for players has been broadly widened as they now have the attraction of European football. Yet despite manager Harry Redknapp stating that he liked the player, he said:

“certainly we haven’t made any enquires at all for him”.

Aston Villa under their new French manager Gerard Houlier – the manager who has already brought one Frenchman back to the Premier League in Robert Pires is now reportedly interested in bringing in Benzema.

Meanwhile, Houllier’s former club Liverpool, in need of a striker to partner Torres have been advised by Jamie Redknapp to snap up the former Lyon striker. His opinion may not mean much, in fact it means next to nothing in terms of Liverpool football club, but he said:

“Liverpool need a striker and they should look no further than Karim Benzema.

“The new Anfield owners have their first challenge: sign him.”

Arsenal are now said to be prepared to smash their record transfer fee to buy Benzema for £25 million. Persistent injuries to important attackers such as Robin Van persie and Theo Walcott among others, as well as Nicklas Bendter’s similar situation to Benzema – in his lack of game time, has apparently caused Wenger to feel the need to build on his attacking options.

Benzema is obviously doing something right to have all of these clubs after him. They are not just any old club either, these are some of the top Premier League clubs. But does the fact that a man who cannot get into a top Spanish team, but could get into any one of five top English teams simply exaggerate the fact that the Spanish League’s quality is higher than the English? Maybe, but there is no arguing that the Barclays Premier League is still the most exciting in the world.



  1. elvi

    November 30, 2010 at 9:24 am

    if the deal can be done in 15m will be good. 25m ahahahaha to much …

  2. ian Chivers

    November 30, 2010 at 10:03 am

    Watched him last night against Barcelona. Did absolutely nothing. Very poor although to be fair the whole Real Madrid team looked awful.

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  4. samuel

    November 30, 2010 at 12:06 pm

    Chamakh and Benzema up front for Arsenal with Nasri,Cesc ,Rosicky,Arshavin,Wilshere , Diaby competing for midfield positions ,bring it on already ?

  5. rickygunners

    November 30, 2010 at 12:12 pm

    Don’t you read what the man said : I will not purchase anymore players unless………….

    Stop making up story.

  6. Walter Mazano

    November 30, 2010 at 12:16 pm

    at 25m?i dont think it would be possible,he has got so much potential and will fit perfectly well in our set up.He is a typical centre half we desparately need a player like him right now….

  7. Walter Mazano

    November 30, 2010 at 12:21 pm

    Van persie,Benzema partnership upfront with Chamakh waiting to come in,bring him….

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  9. Josh

    November 30, 2010 at 8:51 pm

    He might sign and take the No:9 (last worn by Eduardo).

  10. Said Massoud

    December 28, 2010 at 3:01 am

    Arsenal need Benzema and should bring him to emirates and we love to see benzema play for arsenal wenger should buy him we love him love him

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