[<< wikinews] Football: Benzema signs contract extension with Real Madrid
Friday, September 22, 2017 
Yesterday, French striker Karim Benzema signed a contract extension with Spanish capital football club Real Madrid, the club announced via their official website. The new contract runs until June 2021.
Now-29-year-old Benzema joined Los Blancos from Lyon in 2009. Since then the French international has won fourteen trophies including three UEFA Champions League titles and two LaLiga titles.
Since joining the club at age 21, Benzema has featured in 371 matches for the club and scored 181 goals. 
Per the previous contract, Benzema was tied to Real Madrid until June 2019. Earlier, Brazilian defender Marcelo, and Spanish midfielder Isco and his compatriot Dani Carvajal, signed contract extensions with Madrid until June 2022. Madrid announced agreement to contract extension with Benzema on Wednesday.


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"Football: Carvajal signs contract extension with Real Madrid" — Wikinews, September 18, 2017
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== Sources ==
 "Benzema has signed his contract extension with Real Madrid" — Real Madrid, September 21, 2017
 "Karim Benzema: Real Madrid striker extends contract to 2021" — BBC Sport, September 20, 2017
Dermot Corrigan. "Karim Benzema agrees Real Madrid contract extension until 2021" — ESPN FC, September 20, 2017
 "Ceremony to mark Benzema's contract renewal" — Real Madrid, September 20, 2017