Barcelona almost 30 million exposed to sign Benzema because his character chose to give up
According to Spanish media, "Aspen Daily" reported that FC Barcelona can sign Benzema originally in 2008, but the red and blue army chose to give up. French striker final transfer fee in 2009 to 35 million euros to join Real Madrid.
"Aspen" to restore the scene. In April 2008, when the Barcelona squad with two ace Ronaldinho Eto'o gap occurs, the relationship between the two seem to have reached a point where irreversible. Barcelona technical director Txiki Begiristain then start searching for new targets in the transfer market, in order to replace Cameroon striker, txiki will target Benzema who was only 20 years old Benzema. Txiki Benzema brings together intelligence, are all beneficial information, especially with regard to the ability of Benzema up front.
Contact Lyon main Xiaolasi Barcelona, wanted to be able to conduct a dialogue Benzema, teams discuss the transfer fee of 30 million euros. April 15, txiki to Lyon Benzema watch the game, then Lyon in the French Cup encounter Metz, Lyon 1-0, Benzema scored the winning goal. Just when everything went according to plan, the Barcelona has received a negative report on Benzema on Benzema character. The survey was carried out inside the Barcelona, the end result is still the proposal to sign Benzema.
Txiki return to Lyon, in the room with Benzema Benzema communication exchange. When he left, that the deal could not be finalized, he concluded, Benzema will not easily adapt to the Nou Camp life, his environment problematic. After communication with Rijkaard after the deal in abeyance, although Benzema statement disclosure statement affection for Barca, but has no use.