The fund that runs the main Saudi clubs does not even want to hear about this solution, which will be seen as a step backwards in the development of football in the country; The striker wants more strong reinforcements at the Etihad and would like to hear his voice in Nuno Espirito Santo's succession
Karim Benzema previously informed Al-Ittihad of his desire to finish the current season in European football, but it seems that leaving Saudi football is out of the question.
The French striker wants to finish the season in Europe and wants to go on loan; He is already set for Chelsea and Lyon
According to the French from L'Equipe, the Public Investment Fund, which controls the four main clubs in Saudi Arabia, does not intend to let the French Federation striker leave, as such a move could be seen as a retreat from the path he was taking in the future that football in the country will follow.
Saudi sources, along with the French newspaper, sought to downplay the importance of the issue of the striker’s departure, stressing that Benzema’s intention is to see more important players strengthen the team led by Argentine Marcelo Gallardo, who succeeded Portuguese Nuno Espirito Santo as coach of the team. Al-Ittihad is accumulating a series of bad results.
“In fact, Karim wants valuable signings, and he wants more players of the same level as him. With the exception of N'Golo Kante, he feels alone and demands improvements to the team in all sectors, as is the case in Al Hilal. [de Jorge Jesus] It is also believed that he could have been asked for his opinion when choosing the coach who replaced Nuno Espirito Santo [Marcelo Gallardi]», said the Saudi source, quoted by the French newspaper.
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