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French striker Karim Benzema arrives at Bernabeu

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Latest update : 2009-07-10

Thousands of Real Madrid fans cheered French striker Karim Benzema at the Bernabeu stadium, the home of Real Madrid. The 21-year-old has moved from Lyon for a fee that could rise to 41 million euros.


REUTERS
- France striker Karim Benzema passed a medical and signed a six-year contract with Real Madrid on Thursday, before being presented in front of about 20,000 fans at the Bernabeu.

"I am delighted to be able to play in the club where my idols Zinedine Zidane and Ronaldo played. Thank you (Real president) Florentino Perez," the 21-year-old said.

Benzema, the Primera Liga club's fourth high profile signing of the close season, has moved from Olympique Lyon for a fee that could rise to 41 million euros ($57.07 million).

Date created : 2009-07-10

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