Karim Benzema looks like he could be leaving Real Madrid this summer

Karim Benzema looks like he could be leaving Real Madrid this summer

Karim Benzema has got Manchester United and Arsenal fans excited by posting a picture on Instagram of himself on a private plane.

With the accompanying message ‘Let us leave the past in the past’, Benzema is certainly hinting that he is moving away from Real Madrid.

The Spanish side are currently away on their pre-season tour in China, so Benzema leaving on a private jet would be very strange unless he is looking to leave.

Both Man United and Arsenal have been heavily linked with Benzema as he is widely considered to be one of the best available strikers in the current market.

Laissons le passé au passé.. #rip #directionturfu

A photo posted by Karim Benzema (@karimbenzema) on

Could Benzema be on his way to have a medical at either United or Arsenal? Both clubs would certainly be interested in signing him this summer and he’d be a fantastic piece of business for Arsene Wenger or Louis van Gaal.

Benzema would be a massive signing for Arsenal and United as both are need of a new striker and the 27-year-old could become the latest superstar to be sold by Real Madrid in recent years.

Louis van Gaal insists he is happy with the depth he has got in terms of strikers but if a player like Benzema is available and United have the funds to sign him, do they really want to miss out on him?

Update: Could Benzema have been winding everybody up? According to Sky Sports’ Bryan Swanson, Real Madrid have confirmed Benzema is still with the squad in China. The plot thickens.

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Ben graduated with a first-class honours degree in Journalism from the University of Sheffield and he was The Peoples Person's co-editor between March 2015-16. He is now a regular contributor and freelancer.