Benzema refuses to rule out future PSG move

The France international stresses that he is happy with life at Real Madrid for now but would consider a transfer to the French capital at some point later in his career

Karim Benzema has emphasised that he is keen to remain a Real Madrid player but would not be against a move to Paris Saint-Germain before he ends his career.

The 25-year-old forward has scored only eight La Liga goals in 22 league appearances for los Blancos this season, his latest in Saturday’s 5-2 win over Mallorca.

Speaking to the French programme Telefoot on Sunday morning, Benzema stated that he was unconcerned about his form for club and country and was not looking for an imminent transfer.

“Right now, I’m in the best team of the world,” the former Olympique Lyonnais forward declared.

“I’m taking things year by year. A transfer to Paris? Maybe later but not today.

“In a career, you’ll always find some hard times,” he continued when asked about his performances this campaign.

“But I feel very good. People criticise me but it’s part of my status. We have two strikers for each spot [at Real]. I’m only happy when I play 90 minutes. I can play an hour and score with my only touch, I still won’t be happy.”

Benzema has attracted complaints in France for his recent lack of contribution to the national team, in whose colours he has failed to score in 839 minutes on the pitch.

“It’s not a problem for me,” he said of his international goal-scoring record.

“Sure, I want to score a goal and I’ve had opportunities. I don’t know why I haven’t. That’s football – sometimes you get unlucky.”

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