It was in 2008 and after arriving to an agreement begiristain with the olympique of lyon

Desvelan That the Barça descartó to Benzema by problematic

Desvelan That the Barça descartó to Benzema by problematic

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It was in 2008 when the group blaugrana looked for a forward that supliese to Samuel Eto'or. With everything already agreed some negative reports on his surroundings threw for backwards the agreement. Years afterwards showed that the FC Barcelona did not make a mistake to the no ficharlo

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As it reveals Santi Giménez in the daily "ACE, the FC Barcelona had practically fichado to Karim Benzema in the summer of 2008. Only it was missing the signature of the club blaugrana when some reports that showed the negative of his surroundings threw for backwards to the Barcelona group. The sportive director Txiki Begiristain was the one who carried out all the negotiations and the one who withdrew the offer in the last moment.

Then the Barça needed a spare for Samuel Eto'or. The lion indomable had gone back to show this, that was indomable, and his tituación inside the club seemed unsustainable. After the arrival of Pep Guardiola the first in going out was Ronaldinho Gaucho, accused of low performance and excessive visits to the Barcelonan night. The following had to be the Cameroonian forward that would not go until a year afterwards.

In this research of substitute for Eto'or,and before knowing that Pep would be the trainer, appeared in 2008 the name of Karim Benzema. Then delantero of the Lyon and with a profile that adjusted to the game of the Barça, besides his youth, were 20 years old then, did him even more appeal for the directive. On 15 April Begiristain travelled to France to close the agreement but found with this information on the personality of Karim and his surroundings, what threw to the fret all the pactado.

It affirms Giménez that Begiristain interviewed with the own Benzema in his domicile, but did not see clear the feasibility of the operation. It thought that to the player would cost him adapt to Barcelona and that his surroundings would not help, but all the contrary. The then trainer blaugrana Frank Rijkaard descartó the operation given the information that had in his hands Txiki. And six years afterwards, all a cumulus of scandals salpican to the forward madridista.

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