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“Real Madrid was planning to sell Benzema to sign me in 2014!” reveals Luis Suarez

Real Madrid and Barcelona are not only Spanish giants but stand among the best clubs in football history. They scouted and played with the best talents on their team to create their legacy. Moreover, their rivalry from 2012 to 2018 made the world stop. Real Madrid had Ronaldo, Benzema, Bale, and several superstars. Similarly, Barcelona had Messi, Neymar, and Luis Suarez.

Both teams gave each other tough competition and produced thrilling contests. Now, Luis Suarez reveals that he was inches closer to playing for Real Madrid instead of Barcelona.

Luis Suarez revealed:

“Real Madrid was planning to sell Benzema to sign me in 2014!”

Here is the complete statement:

“Before the 2014 World Cup, Real Madrid wanted to sign me, and everything was on track. They were planning to sell Benzema to Arsenal; it was all done.”

“When the World Cup started, FC Barcelona joined the race, and obviously I preferred Barca. With the bite situation, Madrid lowered their interest, and Barca became more interested despite the punishment.”

“I will always be grateful for that!”

“In the end, I had both options, and I chose Barcelona because it was my dream to play for the Blaugrana.”

Luis Suarez joining Barcelona and Benzema staying in Madrid turned out to be the best for their respective clubs. Both were star contributors to the clubs and won multiple championships.

Suarez became one of the most lethal strikers in the era where Ronaldo and Messi ruled. On the other hand, Benzema’s contribution to Madrid will be remembered for ages, especially his last-minute goals.

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Luis Suarez with FC Barcelona


Seasons Matches Goals Assists
2014-2020 283 195 113


  • 5x UEFA Champions League
  • 5x FIFA Club World Cup
  • 4x La Liga
  • 4x Supercopa
  • 4x UEFA Super Cup
  • 3x Copa del Rey

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Karim Benzema with Real Madrid


Seasons Matches Goals Assists
2009-2023 648 354 165


  • 4x La Liga
  • 4x Copa del Rey
  • 2x Supercopa
  • 1x UEFA Champions League
  • 1x UEFA Super Cup
  • 1x FIFA Club World Cup

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Nikhil Lopes
Nikhil Lopes
Hi, this is Nikhil Lopes, who has a great interest in sports. Nikhil has been following several sports in the past few years, like the NFL, football, NBA, F1, UFC, cricket, and many more. The term 'sports addict' completely suits him.

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