Karim Benzema Returns to Al Ittihad after Three-Day Absence in Madrid

Introduction to this article:
Former Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema has caused a stir in Saudi Arabia by leaving his current club Al Ittihad seemingly without notice. The situation has raised questions about his future at the club, as well as the circumstances surrounding his absence. There is uncertainty about whether Benzema will continue with Al Ittihad, and the club has provided some clarity on the situation.

Benzema’s Absence and Return

After Al Ittihad’s 5-2 loss to Al Nassr, Benzema faced online abuse and deactivated his Instagram account, then failed to attend training for three days. Surprisingly, it was later discovered that he had returned to Madrid during that time. However, the club confirmed that Benzema had obtained permission for his absence, citing “particular circumstances.”

Future at Al Ittihad

There have been rumors about Benzema possibly departing from Al Ittihad, with speculations about his dissatisfaction since joining the Saudi Arabian club. While he has not appeared content, the club has affirmed that he is a professional and remains committed to the team. Despite the challenges faced on the pitch, Benzema’s lucrative contract with Al Ittihad may influence his decision to stay in Saudi Arabia.

Season at Al Ittihad

Benzema signed a two-year deal with Al Ittihad in July, with a potential extension for a third year after his contract with Real Madrid expired. Despite expressing comfort in Jeddah earlier in the season, Al Ittihad has underperformed in the Saudi league, currently sitting in 7th place. The contrast between initial expectations and the current standings has added to the uncertainty surrounding Benzema’s future at the club.

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