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    Benzema has agreed to leave Real Madrid, the club has confirmed.

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    Real Madrid announced on Sunday that star Karim Benzema will depart the club at the end of his contract.

    “Real Madrid CF and our captain Karim Benzema have agreed to bring an end to his brilliant and unforgettable period as a player for our club,” Real Madrid announced.

    Benzema’s contract is set to end on July 1, 2023.

    “Karim Benzema’s Real Madrid career has been an example of behaviour and professionalism, and he has represented our club’s values.” “Karim Benzema has earned the right to choose his own future,” the club said in a statement.

    “Madridistas and fans all over the world have enjoyed his magical and unique football, which has made him one of our club’s great myths and one of world football’s great legends.” “Real Madrid is and will always be his home, and he wishes him and his entire family the best in this new chapter of his life,” the statement continued.

    Benzema was a key figure in Real Madrid’s success during his 14-year tenure, winning a total of 25 cups, including five UEFA Champions League Cups, five Club World Cups, four European Super Cups, four Leagues, three Copas del Rey, and four Spanish Super Cups.

    “Real Madrid wants to show its gratitude and all its affection for who is already one of our greatest legends,” the club said.

    Karim Benzema is the current Ballon d’Or and UEFA Player of the Year, as well as a member of the FIFA FIFPRO Eleven and the 2022 Pichichi Trophy winner.

    “Awards received after one of the most extraordinary seasons in our history, especially in the Champions League League, in which our captain starred in memorable matches that helped Real Madrid win the Fourteenth European Cup in Paris, being the top scorer in this competition with 15 goals,” Real Madrid stated.

    Benzema played for Real Madrid and scored 353 goals. He is Real Madrid’s all-time leading scorer in both La Liga and the European Cup.

    Real Madrid City will host a farewell ceremony for Benzema on June 6, Thursday at 12:00 p.m. local time, with club chairman Florentino Perez in attendance.

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