Benzema set for new bumper Real deal

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Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema is reportedly in line to be handed a new long-term contract at the club.

The 31-year-old Frenchman has been with Real since 2009 after making a 35million Euro switch from Lyon during the summer.

He has been an undoubted success in his decade with Madrid, scoring 228 goals in 474 competitions to help the club claim multiple major honours.

Benzema’s list of medals includes four Champions League trophies and two La Liga titles, as well as several domestic cup competitions.

His place has looked under threat for some time though and he was expected to be on the periphery this term with the arrival of Luka Jovic from Eintracht Frankfurt.

However, the Serbian has had a difficult start to his time in Spain and has therefore played second fiddle to Benzema.

The Frenchman has started the new campaign on fire, scoring six goals in seven La Liga games to help Real move top of the league and remain unbeaten despite the pressure seemingly placed on the shoulders of manager Zinedine Zidane.

Now, reports suggest that Benzema will be rewarded for his form with a new contract to the end of the 2021-22 season.

He is set to be handed a big pay increase as well with his weekly salary jumping up to around £190,000 per week.

The Lyon-born forward’s goals this term have included a second-half winner in the away clash with Sevilla, as well as the opener at home to Granada in what was then a match between the top two in the league.