Asked by RTL a few minutes before his visit to a press conference on Sunday at Clairefontaine, Karim Benzema announced that he was ready to welcome Kylian Mbappé to Real Madrid. The two attackers discovered each other in recent days on the ground during the Blues’ training sessions.
In recent weeks, it takes very little for the Spanish press to ignite and imagine the arrival with great fanfare of Kylian Mbappé at Real Madrid. The sentence blown by Karim Benzema on Sunday at the microphone of RTL and broadcast on Monday could revive rumors in the Spanish capital of an imminent signing of the Parisian prodigy at Real.
“He is welcome in Madrid”
A few minutes before his visit to a press conference in front of journalists at Clairefontaine, Benzema therefore granted an interview to our colleagues at RTL, in which he spoke about Mbappé. “We’ll see what happens but he is welcome in Madrid. He has all the qualities to be, perhaps one day, a Madrid player,” launches the new number 19 of the Blues.
The Spanish press, which was inflamed Saturday after the publication of a photo where Benzema and Mbappé are arm in arm, could well extrapolate this clear statement of “KB9”. Especially since Mbappé casts doubt on his future: the Blues striker is under contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2022 but has still not extended.
A first game together against Wales on Wednesday
If Real Madrid will have to find the funds to hope to recruit Mbappé this summer, the key player of the White House has in any case validated the talent of the Parisian. Benzema thus evoked his first training sessions alongside the Bondynois in a press conference: “I don’t like to make comparisons, but it’s a phenomenon. I was able to train with him, and I like that, because we play in one touch. “
“There is movement, he puts a lot of speed, he is skilful in front of the cage. I don’t need to tell you what type of player he is, but he is a very, very good player,” insisted the Madrilenian in front of the journalists present in the audience. Benzema and Mbappé will have the opportunity to fine-tune their understanding on the pitch during the Blues’ first preparatory match against Wales on Wednesday. Before, why not, to find yourself with your eyes closed in the colors of Real.