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Kylian Mbappe undecided between two options on the table



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The decision regarding Kylian Mbappe’s future has more than only sporting consequences. The youngster is one of football’s biggest stars at the age of 23, and his new club will benefit in terms of economics and marketing among other areas.

Unsurprisingly, it was revealed last week that the French president himself was persuading Mbappe to renew his contract, for his continuity would bode well for Ligue One and France. 

The winger has the world dancing at his feet. According to reports from Fabrizio Romano, Mbappe has made no decision on his future yet, as he mentioned last week. Paris Saint-Germain or Real Madrid are the two options on the table, but the player is yet to choose his next club. Both sides are awaiting the player’s decision. 

The option of renewing with the French side seemed to be ruled out but has reemerged as a realistic possibility in the past week. Paris Saint-Germain offer double the wages proposed by Los Blancos and are said to be prepared to make him the captain of the side too. 

The goal-scoring machine spoke out about his future after PSG’s win over Lorient where he scored two goals and recorded three assists. When asked about his next club, Mbappe said,

“There are new elements, a fair amount of factors to take into account. Like I’ve said, it’s not an easy decision. I’m trying to make the best one along with those close to me,” said the young star.

“I’m taking my time to make the best possible decision. If I had made my decision, I would’ve announced it. Is it possible to stay at PSG? Yes, of course,” he added.

Even if the star decides to stay in France, a renewal will not be announced until May. Keeping that in mind, Real Madrid’s transfer plans are now suddenly in a state of jeopardy.

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U-turn? Benzema hints at Real Madrid stay during ceremony: “Reality is not the internet”



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There has been a lot of talk around Karim Benzema’s situation over the course of the last week or so, with reports claiming that the Frenchman was on his way out of the Santiago Bernabeu.

With his contract expiring at the end of the season, it was reported that Benzema was joining Al Ittihad as part of an incredible deal worth nearly €200 million. The striker was also offered 100% of his image rights and advertising deals by the Saudi government.

Over the last day or so, it has been reported that the move is all but official at the moment, as Benzema has accepted the offer, and will soon inform Real Madrid about it.

Benzema was awarded the MARCA Leyenda awards for contribution to sports today, and speaking during it, he dropped a rather cryptic message about his future – one that says quite the opposite to what has been in the news recently.

“Speak to the fans? Speak about what? Why should I speak of the future if I’m in Madrid?”, Benzema said.

“It’s the internet speaking, and reality is not the internet,” he added.

This certainly falls away from the departure line for Benzema, who was reportedly already contemplating his life away from Madrid.

At first, though, he was hesitant about speaking about his future, saying, “Staying or leaving Real Madrid? At the moment, I’m here…we have a game on Saturday.”

He repeatedly talked about the fans, calling them the best in world football. He also said, “I know how much Real Madrid fans love me. I feel that when I’m on the pitch, I give my best for them, always.”

“I always say that we play with 11 on the pitch but also with a crucial factor, Real Madrid fans,” Benzema concluded.

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