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‘He is welcome’ – Karim Benzema sends message to Kylian Mbappe over Real Madrid transfer


The duo have linked up for France ahead of the Euros (Picture: Getty Images)

Karim Benzema says his France teammate Kylian Mbappe is ‘welcome’ at Real Madrid and has ‘all the qualities’ to play for the club.

The Paris Saint-Germain superstar’s contract at the Ligue 1 club is due to expire in June 2022, with an agreement over an extension yet to be reached.

Mbappe has continued his rapid rise to stardom with an impressive 42 goals in 47 goals across all competitions in the 2021/22 campaign.

Mbappe’s contract at PSG expires in 2022 (Picture: Getty Images)

The 22-year-old has long been linked with moves to the likes of Madrid and Liverpool, and Benzema hopes to see the striker join him at the Bernabeu at some point in the future.

‘Mbappe at Real? We’ll see what happens, but in any case he is welcome in Madrid,’ Los Blancos striker Benzema told M6info.

‘He has all the qualities to be a Real Madrid player, one day I hope.’

‘He is still a young player, a phenomenon I have already been able to train alongside him, we play with one touch, he has movements, puts a lot of speed and has skill in the face of goal. He’s a very, very good player.’

The pair will link up for France at Euro 2020 in June, with Benzema back in the squad for the first time in six years.

When asked if France have the best team in the world, Benzema said: ‘If you see the names, the squad one can afford to say that, but then tell what happens on the pitch.

‘You have to play with confidence and respect the opposite. I think we are a great team.’


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