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SPL: What Karim Benzema said about Ronaldo as he joins Saudi club

Benzema hails Ronaldo as he joins Saudi Pro League side



Former Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has said that Cristiano Ronaldo has already shown other players that the Saudi Pro League is fast becoming a destination for football stars.

The Frenchman left Real Madrid at the end of the season and has moved to Saudi Arabia to join his former teammate Ronaldo in the Middle East.

According to him, the league was a good one with many good players, adding that he wants to win.

Al-Ittihad signed Benzema on Tuesday (June 6) after he announced his Real Madrid departure. 

Benzema called it quits on his 14-year career at Santiago Bernabeu as he wanted a fresh challenge.

The Frenchman, who was unveiled at the Saudi Arabian club, said that he was looking forward to seeing the fans in Jeddah.

“It’s a good league and there are many good players. Cristiano Ronaldo is already here, he is a friend who shows that Saudi Arabia is starting to get ahead and I am here to win as I did in Europe and I look forward to seeing the fans in Jeddah,” he told reporters.

Benzema and Ronaldo played 342 matches together at Real Madrid and combined for 76 goals.