Manchester United supporters have urged INEOS to make a six-month loan offer for Karim Benzema after his fall-out with Al-Ittihad’s head coach.
Benzema, 35, failed to turn up for Al-Ittihad’s pre-season training this week, according to MARCA, and the club’s head coach, Marcelo Gallardo, has excluded the Frenchman from the squad’s trip to Dubai this weekend.
This follows shortly on from Al-Riyadiya reports stating that the former Real Madrid star missed training sessions several weeks ago. The local outlet added that he left Jeddah for ‘unknown’ reasons before a match against Al-Tai, which was eventually postponed.
Benzema moved to Saudi Arabia in the summer following an incredible career at Real Madrid, but with a lack of options up front at Old Trafford right now, there are many considering the possibility of a short-term loan move for the legendary striker.
With Benzema appearing to be unhappy with his current situation, Sir Jim Ratcliffe and United could look to take advantage of their loan-only approach this winter and fans online are in favour of a potential move.
“Benzema 6 month loan to Manchester United. Who says no?” wrote one fan.
Another added: “United should just get Karim Benzema on loan …We’re not above it”
A third fan explained: “Benzema to United on loan is doing the rounds again. If this goes through, it would help Rasmus to gain from experienced strikers like Benzema. Will stabilize the attack. Let’s get him on loan.”
Former Manchester United forward Louis Saha has also voiced his opinion on the situation and believes that the French striker will aid Hojlund’s development as well as offer much-needed quality.
“Of course, he [Benzema] will shake up the United frontline, and that’s what they need,” he said. “He will definitely score goals, and he will link up the play a lot better. It’s just a dream, but Karim is still a very professional guy, he’s the type of striker that Højlund will learn from, but that’s just a fantasy.”
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