Real Madrid: Kylian Mbappe is 'perfect' third star, says Karim Benzema

‘We know what the other is going to do on the pitch… it’s PERFECT’: Karim Benzema thinks Kylian Mbappe would be an ideal ‘third star’ at Real Madrid alongside him and Vinicius Jnr… and claims they could score TRIPLE the goals if PSG star joins

  • Kylian Mbappe is Real Madrid’s top target as he’s set to leave PSG for free in June
  • The Frenchman knows Real’s Karim Benzema well from the French national team
  • Benzema believes Mbappe would be a ‘perfect’ addition to the Spaniard’s attack
  • READ: Mbappe teases ‘NEW ELEMENTS’ could determine if he now stays at PSG

Karim Benzema believes his telepathy on the pitch with Kylian Mbappe would make his fellow Frenchman a ‘perfect’ third star at Real Madrid.  

Mbappe’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires this summer and he is widely expected to make the move to the Spanish capital having been pursued by Real Madrid for years.

Benzema, who plays alongside Mbappe in the national team, is convinced he would be a seamless fit that could unlock Real Madrid’s attack to score double, or even triple, the amount of goals. 

Kylian Mbappe was in red-hot form as he scored twice for PSG in their 5-1 victory over Lorient

Karim Benzema (left) thinks Mbappe would perfectly complement him and Vinicius Jnr (right)

‘With Mbappé, we get on well because we know what the other is going to do,’ Benzema told L’Equipe.

‘For example, we both like to go left but we will never both be there at the same time: the other will come inside, or drop deeper.  

‘I like playing with him in national team and I would like to play with him in club. I think we would score double the goals. Or maybe even triple!’

Mbappe once again highlighted his world class abilities at the Parc des Princes this weekend, scoring twice and registering three assists as Mauricio Pochettino’s side moved one step closer to winning Ligue 1 by beating Lorient 5-1.

Mbappe (left) and Benzema (second left) have developed a telepathy when playing for France

But while Mbappe has continued to elevate his level so has Vinicius Jnr and Benzema believes the Brazilian has matured into a better all-round attacker.   

‘Vinicius, I didn’t teach him football. All I did with him was make him change his mind,’ he added. 

‘Before, he had an idea to overlap and then, it’s “we’ll see what I do”. Today, he is overlapping knowing if he will score, cross, go inside… Everyone this year says “Vinicius this, Vinicius that”… Yet he is the same player as last season. The only difference is that now he makes the right choices. This is what I taught him.’

Mbappe is considered the Galactico to complete a front three at Real Madrid that they have been patiently waiting to build for a few seasons now. 

The PSG star was quizzed at the weekend about whether he would be staying in Paris or moving on from the French club in the summer and he was particularly coy in response. 

Benzema (left) talked up the maturity of Vinicius Jnr (right) in fine-tuning his performances

‘I haven’t made the decision, but there are new elements,’ he told reporters.

‘What are they? New elements [laughs]. I’m calm, trying to make the best decision with my loved ones.’

PSG have made it clear that they want to keep the 23-year-old, but time is running out for them to convince him to commit his future to the club.

The speculation regarding Mbappe’s future does not appear to be affecting his performances on the pitch.

Following his virtuoso display in the French capital on Sunday, he now had 17 goals and 13 assists to his name in Ligue 1 this term, meaning he has been directly involved in more goals than any other player in the division. 

Share this article

Source: Read Full Article