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Real Madrid offer key superstar a new contract until 2024

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It is almost a policy at Real Madrid to not sign veteran players on long deals or offer them renewals. The most recent example was that of Marcelo who was forced to leave the club in the summer.

That is what separates players like Luka Modric and Karim Benzema. The veteran duo are going strong despite their age and are still guaranteed starters in Carlo Ancelotti’s side. Needless to say, the club want the pair to be associated with the team until they can sustain their level.

According to journalist Tomas Gonzalez (h/t Defensa Central), Real Madrid have offered Benzema a contract extension until 2024. While it is only a one-year extension, one must remember that the Frenchman is 34 years old.

The striker’s current deal with Real Madrid keeps him at the club until the summer of 2023. It means there is less than a year before before his contract expires which now makes it a priority.

Last season, Benzema ran the show for Los Blancos. He was one of the biggest and most reliable pillars on the side and pulled the team out of tricky situations time and again. It would not be wrong to say that Real Madrid would not have won the Champions League without his timely goals.

In 32 league games, he scores a whopping 27 goals and recorded 12 assists last season. Additionally, he also found the back of the net 15 times and provided two assists in just 12 UCL starts.

The Frenchman joined preseason earlier today in Los Angeles where he directly joined the group. He is not expected to participate in the Clasico on Saturday but will certainly be one of the protagonists in the team for the coming season.

Keeping him at the club until 2024 makes sense for Real Madrid as it would allow them sufficient time to identify and recruit a long-term heir for the veteran.

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Ancelotti-favourite defender will leave Real Madrid if club signs 23-year-old ace

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With Kylian Mbappe’s signing now a completed objective, Real Madrid turn to what was always considered the second most critical operation of this summer – Alphonso Davies.

The Canadian full-back has been on Los Blancos’ radar for a while now, but with his contract with Bayern Munich running until 2025, his signing is seen to be a tad bit more complicated.

The Bavarians’ firm stance that they wish to persist with the speedster, needless to say, has only made the objective more complicated for Los Blancos.

No room for three

Despite Bayern Munich’s repeated advances towards Davies in recent weeks, Real Madrid are firm that they will attempt to sign the player this summer.

In light of the Canadian full-back’s possible arrival, Cadena SER reveals that Ferland Mendy will almost certainly leave Real Madrid if Davies’ signing is pulled off.

Carlo Ancelotti is clear that he has no room for three left-backs in his squad. One of Fran Garcia and Mendy must thus leave the Spanish capital in such a scenario and the Frenchman is better placed on that front.

Ferland Mendy (L) could leave Real Madrid if Davies arrives.. (Photo by Lars Baron/Getty Images)

Mendy’s current deal in Madrid runs out next year and the player has been informed that a decision over his future at the club will be taken shortly.

On track with Davies

The Spanish outlet also reveal that the Canadian speedster rejected an offer from Bayern Munich in recent hours and that his departure from the Bavarian capital is not ruled out.

Bayern Munich demand a sum of €50 million for the dynamic full-back. Real Madrid, however, have set a spending limit of €30 million for the youngster and will not exceed that sum in any scenario.

Vincent Kompany’s men thus have a critical decision to make, for allowing Davies to run down the final year on his deal may well back-fire as did the case of Kylian Mbappe with PSG.

Real Madrid, as it stands, appear to be in the driver’s seat.

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