Juninho Pernambucano, Lyon‘s sporting director, has revealed that he intends to convince Karim Benzema to see out his career at the French side.
The Real Madrid striker took his first footballing steps at Lyon before moving to Los Blancos back in 2009 at the age of 22.
“My desire is to propose to Karim that he finishes his career at Lyon,” Juninho said.
“He is from here; he feels from here. Why not make an economic effort between both parties to make it happen?
“We can’t offer the same salary as Real Madrid, but we will wait for the right moment.
“We exchanged messages when I was in Brazil.
“I felt like he would like to come. He has a lot of respect for the club.
“I want him to come and play with us for two years, and then train some of the younger players.
“Karim could be the leader that we need. I dream that he will end his career here at Lyon, his home.”