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PSG fear they are losing Mbappe, have planned urgent meeting with the player
The news of Kylian Mbappe’s confirmed move to Real Madrid has shaken up the powerhouses in Paris. There was a slim hope that the Frenchman would renew at PSG, but in recent hours it has become glaringly clear that the player wishes for a move to Spain.
According to reports from Julien Laurens, the club were confident that their star player would renew his contract even last week.
PSG offered him not only an improved salary but also 100% of his image rights, the captain’s armband and a better squad amongst other promises.
Despite being offered all the luxuries in the world, the players seems set to depart the Ligue 1 side. Saber Desfa reports that the club have planned an immediate meeting with the player’s representatives to sort out with future.
Santi Aouna has said that the aforementioned meeting is scheduled for the next few hours, a revelation that brings to light how important the situation is to the French club. It is not surprising, for Mbappe has almost single-handedly carried PSG in all competitions this season.
Earlier today, it was reported that Real Madrid has reached an agreement with the protege. Moreover, it was said that Los Blancos were planning to officially announce his signing after the Champions League final scheduled for later this month.
As it stands, the forward is closer to joining Real Madrid than staying in Paris. Yet, the race for Mbappe’s signing has been nothing short of a roller-coaster so far, and nothing can be predicted.
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U-turn? Benzema hints at Real Madrid stay during ceremony: “Reality is not the internet”
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.