Harry Redknapp urges Arsenal to sign ‘special player’ Karim Benzema on short-term deal
Despite an overall quiet January transfer window across the Premier League, the Gunners have still been linked with several potential signings, with a deadline set for February 1.
Recent speculation surrounding Karim Benzema’s future has fueled rumors of a potential move to the Premier League, specifically Arsenal. The France international left Real Madrid last summer to join Al-Ittihad in the Saudi Professional League, where he has since started 15 games, scoring nine goals and providing five assists.
Harry Redknapp has outlined how the arrival of Benzema will have a major impact on Arsenal’s bid for the Premier League title. However, the former Tottenham Hotspur boss admitted any possibility of Arsenal signing Benzema would not be long-term.
“It’s short-term. Can you bring him to Arsenal until the end of the season? He might come in and score goals to push them forward and win them titles,” Redknapp told BBC’s Transfer Gossip Daily News podcast.
He added: “They are not far off and despite the hiccups they are still in contention – can he be the difference-maker? They have good players to create chances for him and it’s a game Big gambles, big paychecks.”
Although the France international is 36 years old, he has yet to decline in any way, shape or form. If the Gunners are willing to acquire Benzema, it could become one of the smartest acquisitions of the season by the end of the season.