REAL MADRID president Florentino Perez has reportedly claimed Arsenal’s opening bid for Karim Benzema as embarrassing.
The Gunners are alleged to have supplied £40million for the French striker as they plot a possible January swoop.
Diario Gol report that determine is approach under Perez’s valuation of the frontman and was instantly rejected.
Benzema has come under-fire this season after a depressing begin to the marketing campaign.
He scored simply twice in his first 13 video games and even his double towards APOEL within the Champions League on Tuesday has executed little to elevate the strain.
The 29-year-old has been on the Bernabeu for eight years and is now believed to be able to depart, sparking long-term suitors Arsenal’s curiosity.
Arsene Wenger needs to convey the hitman in to exchange contract insurgent Alexis Sanchez, with the Chilean resulting from go away the Emirates on the finish of the season on a free switch.
Nevertheless, regardless of his poor return in entrance of purpose, Perez nonetheless sees Benzema as top-of-the-line strikers on the planet and believes he can recoup rather more for one in every of his favorite gamers.
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Many pundits in Spanish soccer have been outspoken of their beliefs that the ace is now not on the peak of his powers, opposite to Perez’s beliefs.
But when the Madrid chief doesn’t budge on his valuation then the Gunners are more likely to look elsewhere.
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And it might trigger resentment inside the Actual dressing-room, with a number of of the squad believed to be sad at their enjoying time being restricted resulting from Zinedine Zidane’s continued religion within the misfiring attacker.
Spanish duo Marco Asensio and Isco are two of these mentioned to be sad.
In the meantime, stories emerged earlier this season that Benzema and Cristiano Ronaldo had fallen out.