Benzema signs contract extension at Lyon

Bad luck for you, Manchester United: your hot target Benzema has just signed a two-year extension to his already long contract at his French club Lyon.

Benzema’s contract with Lyon was until 2012 and now club president, Jean-Michel Aulas, says that the player has agreed to sign a two-year extension to his contract that will also make him the highest paid footballer in France.

Aulas says:

We shook hands 48 hours ago. We have an agreement with Karim. Now we have to reach one with the people who advise him.

There flies away Manchester United’s chance of signing one of the hottest strikers in Europe. And heh, you don’t have to wait before you hear comments from the Man United camp saying that they didn’t need Benzema in the first place. Talk about sour grapes!

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