Karim Benzema has signed documents to join the Saudi Arabian club Al-Ittihad after confirming his departure from Real Madrid.
The former France international’s contract with the Saudi champions is for two years, with the option of a further season.
Benzema is available on a free transfer after voiding the one-year extension clause he had in his Madrid deal.
Benzema received a huge wage offer to join Al-Ittihad, who beat Cristiano Ronaldo’s Al-Nassr to the league title last month.
Benzema, the reigning Ballon d’Or winner, won 25 major trophies in his 14 years with Madrid.
Injuries restricted his appearances this season and caused him to miss the World Cup in Qatar but he started 33 games in La Liga and the Champions League, scoring 23 goals, including one in his final appearance on Sunday against Athletic Bilbao.