Report: Barcelona Targeted Benzema At Lyon

Reuters

 

GOAL

 

Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema was a primary transfer target for Barcelona while at Lyon back in 2008, according to Marca.

Former Blaugrana boss Pep Guardiola had lost faith in Samuel Etoo at the time and was hoping to bring in the Frenchman to replace him.

The move eventually broke down because Barca's ex-technical secretary Txiki Begisristain was left unimpressed with Benzema's demeanour after holding talks with the player in Lyon.