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Why did Benzema end up rejecting Barça to stay at Lyon?

Published:18/10/2022 - 15:06h

Updated:18/10/2022 - 15:06h

Before his arrival to the Real Madrid in the summer of 2009, Karim Benzema already showed like one of the forwards with more projection of all Europe, something that a year before already had detected the FC Barcelona, although it did not achieve his signing

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Karim Benzema won this Monday his first Balloon of Gold. A very deserved prize for the forward of the Real Madrid after his goals in the past Champions League and his Pichichi in LaLiga that turned him into the most decisive player of the previous course. 'France Football' Rewarded for the first time the season and no the natural year, although surely Karim also was the best of big part of this 2022.

The prize of the French arrives after fourteen seasons in the Madrid, although a day as it has happened so many times like other players, the forward also was near of fichar by the FC Barcelona. Like this at least it has informed it the journalist of 'Sportive World', Xavier Bosch, explaining that "like this it explained it to me Ferran Soriano, an afternoon of 2008, in the Coffee Vienés of the lujoso Hotel Marries Fuster of Barcelona".

The then vice-president of the Barça reviewed the closing of the market of signings of that moment, commenting that Txiki Begiristain had gone to Lyon to try hire to Benzema when it was a youngster of the Olympique Lyon that there was despuntando with 20 years, marking 20 goals. In the Camp Nou in that moment saw him some similar characteristics with Ronaldo Nazario in his starts with his starts in short and the way to define.

A year before

In this moment the Barça had clear that the now captain of the Madrid could be a big reinforcement, but the player sinceró with the emissary of the Barcelona club exposing that it was too young and that did not feel prepared to give the jump to a big in that summer. With this answer to slopes, Begiristain went back to Barcelona and just a year afterwards, Benzema signed by the Madrid.

In less than twelve months the ariete when seeming yes saw that it was the moment to happen to a club 'top'. After 5 Champions like merengue all endorses the decision of the Frenchman, especially after the course of Cristiano Ronaldo and the bajón of level of Gareth Bleat, leaving in the happened that Benzema so criticised by the fans merengue in front of his failures of face to door.

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