In a surprise announcement today, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema has revealed that he will be hanging up his cleats and leaving the world of football to become a professional chef.
Benzema, who has been a key player for Real Madrid for over a decade, stated that he has always had a passion for cooking, and that he now wants to pursue it full-time. “Football has been my life for so long, but I’ve always loved to cook,” Benzema said. “I want to take my skills to the next level and become a professional chef.”
The news has shocked the football world, with many fans expressing their disbelief on social media. “Benzema leaving football to become a chef? I never saw that coming,” said one fan. “I guess he’ll be serving up goals on a plate now,” joked another.
While some have questioned Benzema’s decision to leave football at the height of his career, the Frenchman insists that he is ready for a new challenge. “I’ve achieved everything I wanted to achieve in football,” he said. “Now it’s time for me to pursue my other passion.”
It remains to be seen where Benzema will attend culinary school, but sources close to the player suggest that he has already been in talks with several top cooking schools in France.
Despite the shock of his retirement, Benzema’s fans can rest assured that they will still be able to see him in action in the kitchen. “I’ll be sharing my recipes on social media,” he promised. “And who knows, maybe I’ll even cook for some of my fans one day.”