Benzema, who has scored 30 goals in all competitions for Real this season, has not played for Les Bleus since 2015 after a blackmail scandal for which he faces trial in October.
“Of course, I am very happy that Karim is back in the team. For 5-6 years, I was in a difficult position when I was asked about him, ”Varane told reporters on Thursday, a day after the Blues met at their training camp before Euro 2020, in which they face Germany, Hungary and Portugal in Group F.
“I’m very happy he’s back and I think he is for many players in the squad. I played no role and I heard as you speak about his selection when it was announced. “
According to defender Varane, Benzema, 33, will provide more fluidity in France’s attack as he is expected to take his place in the starting lineup alongside Antoine Griezmann and Kylian Mbappe.
“One of Karim’s greatest qualities is playing with others,” Varane said. “He has this ability to connect players with each other. That’s what we expect from him, to play his game. “
France will play their first warm-up match against Wales in Nice next Wednesday.