PSG Star Kylian Mbappe to Choose Karim Benzema Over Lionel Messi and Neymar

Published 08/16/2021, 7:14 AM EDT
PARIS, FRANCE – MARCH 11: Kylian Mbappe of Paris Saint-Germain looks on during the UEFA Champions League round of 16 second leg match between Paris Saint-Germain and Borussia Dortmund at Parc des Princes on March 11, 2020 in Paris, France. The match is played behind closed doors as a precaution against the spread of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). (Photo by Aurelien Meunier – PSG/PSG via Getty Images)


Kylian Mbappe has been one of the best young strikers across Europe for a while now. With his unbelievable pace and impeccable finishing, the French superstar has become a goal scoring machine.

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While PSG broke the record for Neymar Jr. in a world record transfer, it has been Mbappe who has stood out of the two because of his incredible scoring prowess. Still only 22-years old, Mbappe is still years away from his prime and is still developing.

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Given the amount of potential he has and the talent he is already showcasing, the French striker is pretty much one of the most talked about strikers in the transfer market. One of the biggest admirers over the years have been Spanish giants Real Madrid.

Kylian Mbappe set to request transfer to Real Madrid

Real’s interest on Mbappe has been an open secret. While the Spanish giants have been heavily linked to the French man for quite some time, PSG have been pretty reluctant. But with the Ligue 1 juggernauts bringing in Lionel Messi, Real’s chances of landing Mbappe have increased significantly.

The 22-year-old who has reportedly turned down a six-year contract extension, might be on his way out of PSG this transfer window. According to Spanish outlet El Chiringuito’s Josep Pedrerol, Mbappe is set to hand over a transfer request to PSG for a potential transfer to the Spanish capital.

These rumors have further been fuelled by the recent photographs from Ander Herrera’s birthday party. While the Spaniard celebrated his 32nd birthday, most PSG players were present at the party. But the notable absentee in the same was Mbappe.

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Despite the addition of Lionel Messi to the side, Mbappe has reportedly set his eyes on Madrid. This is certainly big news for the record European champions.

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While Karim Benzema has stepped up to take the goal scoring burden for Real, other attackers have failed to chip in consistently. Mbappe’s arrival might be the boost that Madrid have been lacking for the last three seasons. Not only is the Frenchman already a prolific scorer, he still has a lot of room to grow.

A potential transfer might require an astronomical fee but considering how Mbappe has stepped up in the biggest events of football, there is no doubting the star quality he will add to the 13-time Champions League winners. Do you think Madrid will pull the trigger on a potential move for the French prodigy or will they wait for Mbappe’s contract expiry?

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Aditya Mohapatra

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Aditya Mohapatra is a sports enthusiast who primarily covers the NBA for EssentiallySports. Having graduated in Mass Communication, he has prior experience in writing for ABP News, and has been writing for EssentiallySports since November 2020. This die-hard Los Angeles Lakers fan feels that LeBron James is the best thing to have ever happened to the NBA, and will hold a healthy debate with anyone suggesting otherwise.

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