Karim Benzema wants to stay at Real Madrid for "many years"

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Amidst rumours linking him with a move to Manchester United, Karim Benzema has confirmed his wishes to stay at Real Madrid for “many years”.

Los Blancos won their 11th European title on Saturday night, beating rivals Atletico Madrid in the Champions League final, prompting their French striker to discuss his future.

He’s the subject of much interest across Europe, namely from Jose Mourinho, yet his heart seems set on staying at the Bernabeu.


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Following the action in Milan, Benzema said, according to Goal: “I am happy here and I hope to be here for many years.

“I thank the people in Madrid for being there for me and my family. Thanks to everybody because they are part of my life and we are going to be used to winning titles.”

On the final itself, the Frenchman added: “I am very proud of the team and I am glad because it is a very important title for everybody.

"I have to thank the supporters, the club’s president (Florentino Perez), the coach (Zinedine Zidane), the players and today we are in Madrid’s history.”

Sergio Ramos opened the scoring at the San Siro only for Yannick Carrasco to score a deserved equaliser with 11 minutes remaining.

Neither side was able to find a winner, even after extra time, sending the clash to penalties.

Both Real and Atletico held their nerve throughout the shoot-out until Juanfran struck the woodwork, allowing Cristiano Ronaldo to fire home the winner.

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