Real Madrid player in talks to join Karim Benzema at Al-Ittihad

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There are some players who could be leaving Real Madrid this summer. Of course, Toni Kroos announced his decision to retire after EURO 2024, meaning that he has already played his last game for Los Blancos. He ended the run in the best manner possible, winning his sixth Champions League trophy.

Another player who won the Champions League for the sixth time last season is Nacho Fernandez. It looks like he will soon be wearing a jersey other than that of Real Madrid, for the first time in his career.

Nacho has spent his entire career at Real Madrid so far. But with his contract running out this summer, it looks like it might be time for the Spaniard to make a change, as he enters the twilight of his career.

Initially, he was expected to head to the MLS. But now, as reported by The Athletic, Nacho is in advanced talks over a move to join Al Ittihad. He is now closing in on a move to reunite with Karim Benzema.

Real Madrid player in talks to join Karim Benzema at Al-Ittihad

Of course, Benzema left Real Madrid last summer in order to join Al Ittihad. Carlo Ancelotti's side were expected to struggle without the Frenchman but that has not been the case.

On the contrary, Real Madrid have gone on to win a Champions League and La Liga double this season, with Joselu playing a vital part in that. On the other hand, it is Benzema who has struggled to rediscover his form since leaving the Spanish capital last summer.

Benzema managed to score just 9 league goals during his debut campaign at Al Ittihad, as they finished a disappointing fifth, 42 points behind champions Al-Hilal. So, it would be safe to say that the Frenchman needs to improve next season and he might have Nacho around to help in that regard.