Karim Benzema believes Kylian Mbappe will become a Real Madrid player

Karim Benzema claims France team-mate Kylian Mbappe WILL play for Real Madrid with his arrival ‘just a matter of time’ after Real Madrid saw multiple bids for PSG star rejected this summer

  • French star Kylian Mbappe has been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid 
  • Real Madrid attempted to sign Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain in the summer 
  • Mbappe is set to be a free agent at the end of this season when his deal expires 
  • International team-mate Karim Benzema is confident Mbappe will join Madrid

Karim Benzema says that it’s ‘just a matter of time’ before Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe signs for Real Madrid.

Los Blancos attempted to sign Mbappe during the summer transfer window, but the French giants were reluctant to sell despite receiving a final offer of £154m.

Mbappe has now entered the final year of his contract at the Parc des Princes and will be available on a free transfer come the end of the season.

Karim Benzema says it’s ‘just a matter of time’ before Kylian Mbappe signs for Real Madrid

Real Madrid made a number of failed attempts to sign Mbappe over the summer window

Current Real Madrid star Karim Benzema, has told French outlet L’Equipe that he expects to see his international team-mate in the white of Real Madrid.

‘He said it himself. He wants to see something else,’ Benzema told the French newspaper.

‘Someday he will play for Real Madrid. I don’t know when. But it will come. It’s just a matter of time.’

Mbappe, 22, has been Madrid’s top priority for some time, with the club keen to land the Frenchman during Zinedine Zidane’s tenure and the objective remains the same under new boss Carlo Ancelotti. 

Mbappe will be a free agent at the end of the season when his contract at PSG comes to an end

The French World Cup winning star is also keen to make the move and it is widely expected that he will join the club at the end of his contract.  

Real Madrid made a number of attempts to sign Mbappe despite the youngster becoming a free agent next summer, though PSG turned them all back with sporting director Leonardo accusing the 13 times European Cup holders of ‘illegal and disrespectful behaviour’ after their first bid.

Despite Los Blancos’ failed attempt to sign Mbappe, they were able to sign veteran defender David Alaba and highly rated youngster Eduardo Camavinga over the summer transfer window.

Benzema says he has no doubt about the club’s potential and claims that they have to invest in young players.

Benzema said Mbappe ‘wants to see something else’ and the two could play together next season

He said: ‘It’s still the best club in the world. Reconstruction or not, it is 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 you. I talk to them a lot. I want to improve them. When you improve others, you improve the team and get a lot of satisfaction.’

The Spanish giants have made a bright start to their league campaign as they sit top of LaLiga after seven games.

They were however embarrassed in the Champions League with a shock 2-1 defeat to Moldovan champions Sheriff Tiraspol. 

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