Agent: United want Benzema

26 June 2009 12:39
Manchester United want to sign Karim Benzema this summer, according to the agent of the Lyon and France star. The 21-year-old striker has been strongly linked with a move to Old Trafford to fill the void created by Cristiano Ronaldo's world record £80million transfer to Real Madrid. Madrid, Barcelona and Chelsea are also believed to be interested in one of the hottest properties in European football. United though are officially interested in the frontman despite Lyon recently stating he was likely to remain in French football for at least one more season. "(Sir Alex) Ferguson wants Karim this summer," claimed Karim Djaziri. However, Djaziri has warned United that they will need to stump up a British record transfer fee to land the coveted frontman. He added: "His transfer fee will not be over 40million euros. "He is only 21, the only time a transfer of a 21-year-old went so high it was the Robinho transfer to Real Madrid. "Karim can't be more valued than David Villa, who will cost more than 40million euros. "The question is not if he will sign for one of the big clubs, but when."

Source: ESA

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