Karim Benzema has moved to the Saudi Arabian club Al Ittihad after severing his 14-year relationship with the Spanish giant club Real Madrid. The French star footballer said that he came to Al Ittihad because Saudi Arabia is a Muslim country.
Benzema signed a three-year contract with the Saudi Pro League club. He will join the Etihad as a free agent in the upcoming season. It is known that he joined the Saudi club for a total of 16 million 50 million dollars.
When asked why he joined Al Ittihad, Benzema said, ‘I am a Muslim. And this country is also Muslim. Always wanted to live in a Muslim country. That’s why I came to Etihad.’
Benzema also said, ‘I am very excited to join the Etihad. Of course it’s a new challenge and a new life for me. I am looking forward to the start of practice.’