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Monday, December 17, 2007

Karim Benzema (w/ video)

Karim Benzema is brimming with confidence and French outfit Lyon will soon be brimming with offers as the likes of Arsenal and Manchester United are all looking to bring in the young star who been an absolute revelation in France. Oh, so are Inter Milan and AC Milan.

How good is he? At 19 he not only leads the French League in scoring but is also keeping Brazilian striker Fred on the bench. Fred, you know, a Brazilian international. When you hear the words “Brazilian international striker” you will assume a starting place but not in this case. This 19 year old is now a French international and before long will be keeping Thierry Henry on the bench.

How good is he? Ask the Manchester United scouts who watched him single handedly floor Rangers on the way to helping Lyon on the way to the next round of the Champions League.

For Arsene Wenger, this could be the solution to replacing Thierry Henry. Robin van Persie is always injured, and to challenge for a Premiership title you need fit players. Benzima is highly regarded by Wenger, but with all the interest, the price might have climbed too high to make him a Gunner. Lasanna Diarra was mentioned as a player in a swap deal.

Alex Ferguson is certainly keen to bring Benzima to Old Trafford, but Lyon's price has done nothing but go up. The intention was a swap deal which would send Louis Saha and Mikael Silvestre the other way to Stade Gerland. It appears that Lyon want around £6m pounds in addition. It won’t stop United, Benzima has all the makings of a superstar striker. Fred now on the bench, will Wayne Rooney be next??

Must take a moment here to praise the immense job the backroom at Lyon is doing feeding the club with new and exciting talent. Its like a revolving door over there, and nothing but class seems to take over from the great players that leave. 3 or 4 times now I have said “that’s it, they have sold one player too many and will now pay” but no. A new starlet steps right into to fill the boots. Wow, its all you can say. Lyon are, in my opinion 4th in the list of top academies in the world behind Ajax Amsterdam, Sporting Lisbon, and Arsenal. Impressive stuff.

Here he is in action, not alot of tricks and the like, but you have to admire how clinical his finishing is:


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And the destruction of Rangers:

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Anonymous Anonymous said...

He made Rangers look like fools. Not too hard to do anyway, but I was very impressed.

12/17/2007 9:27 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

He has been mentioned in a swop deal involving Lassana Diarra?

Mentioned by who?

Complete bullshit!

12/17/2007 9:46 PM  
Blogger Jonathan said...

Behind Arsenal in youth acadamey setup????

Who has come though the arsenal academy then?

I'd say maybe Sporting Lisbon and Lyon are churning out high class players from their setups presently.

12/17/2007 10:17 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

In my opinion he is one of the most talented young players in the world and has potential to be even greater than Henry. It was so nice to see how he demolishes helpless Ranger's defenders.

I would welcome him at Old Trafford. Superb player!

Regards from Poland!
cranberr, manusite.pl

12/17/2007 11:36 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

nice job spelling his name wrong everytime

12/18/2007 12:18 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

(Jonathan said...
Behind Arsenal in youth acadamey setup????

Who has come though the arsenal academy then?

I'd say maybe Sporting Lisbon and Lyon are churning out high class players from their setups presently.)

Er... try Ashley Cole, Steve Sidwell, David Bentley, James Harper, Fabrice Muamba...all EPL Players....need I go on.

12/18/2007 12:19 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Er... try Ashley Cole, Steve Sidwell, David Bentley, James Harper, Fabrice Muamba...all EPL Players....need I go on.


and what have they gone on to achieve, its not like they've got 9 league titles like giggs.

12/18/2007 3:57 PM  
Anonymous di4manu said...

Messrs Glazer we need to bag this superb player.AT 5lb/supporter(33 mill) I believe, we can surely contribute towards Benzema,Kaka and Lahm.

Cum on fellow manu crazy followers.

12/18/2007 7:48 PM  
Anonymous Viagra Online said...

It's a great player, I saw a game last month and then he score the goal, by the way the game was that in the second video above. Maybe you can share all the videos that you have saved.

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