Karim Benzema has the final say on his Real Madrid future

Benzema is staying in Spain
Benzema is staying in Spain

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has ended speculation over his future and insisted he will not be making a big-money move in this transfer window.

Manchester United and Arsenal have been heavily linked with a move for the French striker in recent weeks, with both of the Premier League big-hitters boasting the financial muscle to sign Benzema. 

Yet any suggestion that the 27-year-old will be flying into England in the final week of the summer transfer window have been banished after he posted this twitter message:

Benzema created something of a stir last month when he posted a cryptic message of him flying solo in what appeared to be a private jet:


Laissons le passé au passé.. #rip #directionturfu

A photo posted by Karim Benzema (@karimbenzema) on

Yet his latest statement on social media appears to have ended this particular transfer story for a few months at least.