Florentino Perez honors Benzema and Bellingham during Real Madrid’s general assembly

Real Madrid’s annual general assembly began today (Saturday). It opened with an impassioned speech by President Florentino Perez, who addressed several topics during his monologue.

Perez spoke about striker Karim Benzema, who left Real Madrid in the summer after a 14-year stay.

He took the opportunity to pay tribute to the Frenchman, who is currently at Saudi Arabia’s Al-Ittihad side.

“I want to say goodbye to one of the biggest legends of Real Madrid, Karim Benzema. Real Madrid fans will never forget your football. He is a player who has written a wonderful era at our club. He is a unique and unrepeatable player. Thank you Karim Benzema”, said Perez.

Perez also spoke about Jude Bellingham, undoubtedly Real Madrid’s most crucial player at the moment. He admitted that he expects big things from the 20-year-old Englishman.

“We have a team that has been the product of planning for years. The mixture of experience and youth gives us enthusiasm and hope to face successes”.

“As a result, we have incorporated Jude Bellingham, who at just 20 years of age is already one of the best players in the world and a leader of the England national team. He is destined to mark an era and be a Real Madrid legend,” added the Los Blancos forward.

Few would dispute Perez’s assessment of Benzema or Bellingham, and Real Madrid will be hoping the latter can have a profound effect on the club for many years to come.