Karim Benzema spoke to French media outlet L’Equipe about Kylian Mbappe potentially joining Real Madrid, and his comments hinted that the France international could make the move to the Spanish club very soon.
“[Mbappe] said it himself,” Benzema told L’Equipe.
“He wants to see something else. Someday he will play for Real Madrid.
“I don’t know when. But he will come. It is only a matter of time.”
Mbappe has established himself as one of the best youngsters in the world, and is currently playing at PSG alongside Neymar and Lionel Messi. But despite that, he only has one year remaining on his contract and will be able to walk out of the club as a free agent next summer.
“[Real Madrid] are still the best club in the world,” added Benzema.
“Reconstruction or not, it’s a new football, a new generation, new players.
“We have to invest in young people so that one day they become great footballers.
“I’m here to help them. I talk a lot with them. I want to improve them.
“When you improve others, you improve the team and you get a lot of satisfaction.”
Mbappe and Benzema are international teammates, and were partners in Didier Dechamps’ France lineup during the Euros. Mbappe dreams of playing for Real Madrid, following in the footsteps of his idol, Cristiano Ronaldo, and it is only a matter of time before the Frenchman is holding up the white shirt. And by the sound of Benzema’s comments, it could very well happen next summer.