Karim Benzema has insisted his France teammate Kylian Mbappe will become a Real Madrid player in the future.
Mbappe was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid in the recently closed summer transfer window, and Los Blancos even submitted multiple bids for the French international, but a deal never materialised as PSG refused to accept the offers on table.
Mbappe has already entered the final 12 months of his current PSG contract, and could join Real Madrid on a free transfer ahead of the 2022/23 season.
Benzema, who has got on very well with Mbappe at the France national team, believes the 22-year-old striker will become a Real Madrid player in the future. "He is a player who one day or another will play for Real Madrid. We get on very well and I would like him to already be with me in Madrid," Benzema told RTL [via Marca] after France's 1-1 draw with Bosnia and Herzegovina in the World Cup Qualifiers.
Mbappe could sign a pre-contract agreement with Real Madrid in January next year if he does not renew his PSG contract, meaning he and Benzema could be teammates at the La Liga side next season.