Kylian Mbappe could help Real Madrid score “three times” if he joins from Paris Saint-Germain, according to Los Blancos striker Karim Benzema.
French star Mbappe is nearing the end of his PSG contract and has been linked with a move to the Santiago Bernabeu, a move that will put him in touch with his Les Bleus teammate Benzema.
Mbappe has 28 goals and 20 assists in 38 appearances in all competitions this season, with Benzema topping LaLiga with 24 goals.
Speaking to L’Equipe, Benzema said he was happy with the prospect of playing with Mbappe in Madrid.
“I would like to play with [Mbappe] in the national team, and I would like to play with him in the team,” he said.
“I think [Madrid] can score twice – or maybe three times.”
Benzema also discussed his intentions with the national team after returning from exile for six years last year.
“[Playing for France] is a source of pride for me, and I’m happy,” he said.
“There is a good deal, the level is very high, and that’s what I really like. Now I want to win a trophy with the French team.”
Benzema missed Real Madrid’s El Clasico 4-0 humiliation at the hands of Barcelona and said it was not just part of the victory that was about but how it happened.
“El Clasico, from the stands, I had a bad time,” he said. “We were fine, and we had everything [ready] to go on.
“Actually, you can lose 4-0, don’t worry. But it ‘s not.
“We didn’t show anything, we didn’t try, we didn’t reveal who we were. Let them play.”
Real Madrid return to action on Wednesday in the Champions League quarter-final match at Stamford Bridge, with Benzema saying: “Chelsea are a great team, and we will try to get a good result in London.