Kylian Mbappe is Real Madrid’s biggest target in the summer transfer market and Karim Benzema is playing a pivotal role in the deal.
Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema took advantage of his return to the French national team during the European Championship to strengthen his relationship with his compatriot Kylian Mbappe, the star of Paris Saint-Germain.
Mbappe is a primary target for Real Madrid in the summer transfer market, and Benzema took advantage of the opportunity to return to the ranks of the “roosters” to unofficially practice the task of “agent” and ambassador of the Royal Club, as he tries to persuade the Paris Saint-Germain star to move to the “Santiago Bernabeu”.
And according to the Spanish newspaper “AS”, after Benzema was close to Mbappe during the French national team camp at Euro 2020, the two players are now spending their vacation together on the Greek island of Mykonos.
Famous Turkish chef Nusret Gokci, who is known for sprinkling salt in a distinctive way on his dishes, published photos of him with Mbappe and Benzema over the past few days.
Despite Karim Benzema’s extensive previous experience with the France national team, Mbappe assumed the role of mentor to Real Madrid when he returned to the ranks of the “Roosters”.
Karim Benzema was absent from the France squad for six years, and when Didier Deschamps decided to call him up, Mbappe posted a composite image on social media to welcome the return of the Real Madrid striker.
Indeed, throughout the French camp, Mbappe was very close to Benzema, many pictures appeared of them together, and the reaction to their work in training was amazing.
Benzema said about his impressions after working with Mbappe: “He is a phenomenon, I was able to train with him and we played with one touch. There is a lot of dynamism in his movement, he has great speed and quality as well. He is a very good player, I don’t have to say that.”
The European Nations Championship was not great, either for France or Mbappe, after the “roosters” bid farewell to the tournament from the round of sixteen, and the Paris Saint-Germain striker was unable to score any goal, and missed the decisive penalty against Switzerland.
But Benzema, in turn, managed to score two goals against Portugal, and the same against Switzerland, and a great understanding emerged between him and Mbappe, as the latter caused a penalty kick against Portugal, and made the first goal against Switzerland.
During the first match in the group stage against Germany, Benzema more than passed the ball to Mbappe with a total of 12 passes.
It seems that Benzema does not now want to sever his relationship with Mbappe, and not only be limited to the national team or holidays, but wants to bring him to Real Madrid.