Saudi Arabia football has been one of the biggest transfer market animators in the summer of 2023. Several of its most important teams have signed important contracts with some of the most important figures of recent years: players such as Karim Benzema, Ngolo Kante, Roberto Firmino, Riyad Mahrez, Edouard Mendy, Neymar and many more have landed in Arab lands to continue their careers.
They all joined the signing of Cristiano Ronaldo with Al-Nassr in January 2023.
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Teams like Al Nasr himself, Al Ahly, Al Hilal and Al Ittihad were great market leaders. The latter has signed players such as Ngolo Kante, Fabinho and Karim Benzema, who was the captain of Real Madrid.
However, in the case of Benzema, it seems that not all is well on the Saudi lands.
Benzema would have a bad relationship with his coach
According to information that began to circulate in the international media regarding the French striker, he would not have had a good relationship with Nuno Espirito Santo, the Portuguese coach who runs Al Ittihad.
They note that the French striker, one of the best scorers in the history of Real Madrid and the Champions League, does not like the coach’s game, so he would ask the team to sign a new striker.
On the other hand, one of the requests that Benzema made when he joined the team was to be given the captain’s ribbon, but Nunu turned down that request and kept Romarinha as team leader.
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It is worth noting that this is not the first time Benzema has had problems with the team in his career. He was suspended for a long time from participation in the French national team due to the scandal of blackmailing player Mathieu Valbuena, and at the recent 2022 World Cup in Qatar, he suffered an injury due to which coach Didier Deschamps excluded him from the list, but later the player’s representative himself noted that Benzema really deserves to play in the championship.