Sky Sports runs with quotes from Real Madrid forward Karim Benzema, who insists he remains happy at the Santiago Bernabeu and dubbed the Spanish club as ‘the best in the world’.
Arsenal were heavily linked to the Frenchman’s signature during the summer but failed to complete a deal, as Benzema remained in the Spanish capital and has quickly found form this season, netting seven goals in eight matches.
When asked if he was ever close to leaving Real Madrid, Benzema responded by saying:
“Never. Like every summer, I laugh about it with my brother and my friends. We wait for the media to come out with these rumours.”
“In my opinion, I think that Real and Barca are the pinnacle in football. Why I would leave? I’m a starter for the best club in the world. I am happy; it’s that simple.”
Arsenal fans have accepted that signing Benzema is a near-impossible task but the optimistic fans at the bar held a slither of hope, which have now been dashed.
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