Arsenal’s move or Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema may have been one that has been talked about for a number of transfer windows now, but looks like it could finally be happening if quotes from Gunners boss Arsene Wenger on French TV are anything to go by.
While acting as a pundit for the Champions League final on French station TF1, Wenger is believed to have told viewers that the final could have been Benzema’s last game for Madrid and that in his view, “Benzema jouera certainement un jour en PL;” in other words, Benzema will certainly play in the Premier League (in the future.)
Arsène Wenger on French TV: “Karim (Benzema) could play his last game for Real Madrid today, I’m sure he’ll play in Premier League one day.”
— Wenger’s Wingman (@mikesanz19) May 24, 2014
Wenger – “Benzema jouera certainement un jour en PL.” Connaissant Wenger, ce genre de phrase n’est certainement pas anodin. — Fly Millenium (@FlyMillenium01) May 24, 2014
Perennially linked with a move to the Gunners, Benzema has scored 17 league goals for Real this season as the central striker between Cristiano Ronaldo and Gareth Bale.
However Arsenal’s need for a striker, in tandem with Real’s pursuit of Liverpool’s Luis Suarez, could see him make the move to the Premier League, with fees of around £40 million being reported.
Wenger’s cryptic comments could be read as a sign that move is close, although his compatriot put in a lacklustre display during Real Madrid’s Champions League win.
Benzema had a shot conversion rate of 18.7% last season.
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