The verdict is out on Karim Benzema: "He will succeed at Real Madrid." The French striker has been praised by his coach, teammates and football experts.
"Benzema is the future '9' of European football"
"He is 21-years old and has all the makings of a Ballon d'Or winner."
"He is fast, talented, strong and most importantly, a goal-scorer."
"He is the new Ronaldo."
"The fact the Benzema's roots lie in the golden mile of Algeria that produced other football phenoms like the maestro, Zinedine Zidane and the young Nasri fuels more hope."
"He was highly sought-after after everything he did at Olympique Lyonnais. He will adapt quickly because he is young and has a lot to learn. Playing with him will be fun."
"I am amazed how talented Benzema is."