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Benzema key in convincing Mbappe to sign for Real Madrid – report
With the summer transfer window not very far away, transfer speculations are picking up speed. One subject that is certain to dominate the headlines this summer is the future of a certain Kylian Mbappe.
The PSG superstar has just a little over two months left on his current contract and has so far turned down the offers presented by the Ligue 1 leaders over a renewal.
A move to Real Madrid has been mooted for the longest time now and it could end up materialising at the end of the ongoing campaign, with the likelihood of the French international joining Los Blancos in a Bosman deal increasing.
And, Defensa Central has now come out with a report that highlights the importance of the role Karim Benzema has played to convince Mbappe to make the jump to Spain.
While Mbappe has always desired to move to Real Madrid, there had been some resistance from his father and family over a transfer this summer. The report states that they wanted the forward to continue at PSG for two more years before moving away.
However, Benzema has forged a strong bond with the 23-year-old forward and has been constantly telling him about the club, which has swayed the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner, as per the report.
It is claimed that Benzema and Mbappe have become very close since the former’s return to the national team fold ahead of the UEFA Euro 2020 last year. So much so that Mbappe wants to play at the club level with the veteran striker.
Considering that the Real Madrid superstar is already 34 years old, he might have just one or two more years left at the highest level. And, Mbappe is keen on joining forces with him at the Bernabeu before he retires or moves on.
As a result, the PSG attacker is believed to be pushing to sign for Real Madrid this summer itself rather than waiting for a couple more years as per his father’s wishes.
PSG, for their part, are leaving no stone unturned in their efforts to convince Mbappe to stay. But all things point towards him joining Real Madrid this summer, with Benzema seemingly playing a key role in the decision.
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Real Madrid are considering terminating the contract of €115 million flop – report
Eden Hazard is one of the Real Madrid players who have vowed to stay at Santiago Bernabeu until the end of his contract. His current deal at the club expires in 2024.
Even though the Real Madrid star has been courted by several MLS and even the Saudi Arabian clubs, the forward has shown no desire to leave Bernabeu just yet. He wants to stay at the club even though Los Blancos are ready to sanction his sale this summer.
In the midst of this drama, a fresh report from Alfredo Matilla suggests Real Madrid are now considering terminating the contract of Eden Hazard.
This comes shortly after a report which claimed that a Real Madrid player who is not out of contract this summer, may shockingly leave the club this summer. Ferland Mendy was a potential candidate, but it appears Hazard has not been ruled out either.
The Belgian international has offered very little since joining from Chelsea in 2019 for a record-breaking €115 million fee. His spell at the Bernabeu has been marred by injuries, while the player has also struggled to impress when given the opportunities.
Inside the Real Madrid dressing room, there is both grief and resentment towards Belgian, who has remained steadfast in his decision to stay at the club. He has a good standing in the team due to his professionalism, but the Real Madrid bosses are determined to get rid of him this summer.
Hazard, after all, is the highest-paid player in the squad and his departure could open up a chunk of the space in the salary mass. But it must be noted that Real Madrid would have to spend a fortune to terminate Hazard’s contract.
Hence, it will be interesting to see whether or not Los Blancos end up splashing the cash in order to get Hazard out of their books this coming summer.