Karim Benzema has opened the door for Kylian Mbappe to join him at Real Madrid this summer admitting he would appreciate his France teammate on the Spanish side.
Benzema recently saw his six-year exile with the France international team come to an end and will team up with Mbappe this summer as the Blues try to triumph at Euro 2020.
Madrid are a long-time admirer of the 22-year-old who is entering the final 12 months of his contract at Paris Saint-Germain.
Karim Benzema (right) trained with Kylian Mbappe (left) after his recall to France
Benzema admits he would like his international teammate to join him in Madrid
“I don’t know what’s going to happen, but Mbappe would be welcome at Real Madrid,” Benzema said in an interview with M6info, as reported via Marca.
“He’s a player who has all the qualities to be a Madrid player in the future, I hope. ”
When asked to rate his French teammate who started training with the former Monaco hitman, Benzema praised a player the world champions hope they can take a step back from. more than their final home defeat at Euro 2016 in this summer’s final.
Mbappe only has 12 months left on his current contract at Paris Saint-Germain
“I don’t like to compare. He’s still a young player, a phenomenon, ”he said.
“I have already been able to train alongside him, we play with one touch, he has movements, puts a lot of speed and has talent in front of goal. He’s a very, very good player.
Mbappe’s talks on extending his current contract at PSG, where he has spent the past four years, have stalled in recent months.
Benzema has been encouraged by what he has seen of Mbappe in training so far
However, the French side are hopeful that Mbappe will embark on a new four-year deal that would extend his stay until the end of the 2024-25 season.
PSG fear losing Mbappe in a free transfer next summer, or even in a sharply reduced deal in the January window and want to sort out their future as quickly as possible.
It now seems unlikely, with the forward having left with France in the run-up to Euro 2020, but PSG could be ready to cash in this summer if they refuse to sign a new contract, with a price already reduced by £ 100million.