The Blancos raid on Parc des Princes has been going on for some time now, with an exciting talent logging onto the Santiago Bernabeu recruitment radar for several years.
Former Real Madrid player Luis Figo love to see Mbappe at real Madrid
Luis Figo would want to see “one of the best in the world” Kylian Mbappé at Real Madrid but admits that putting the PSG forward on a team that has already “found ways” to win without Cristiano Ronaldo will not be easy. The Blancos raid on Parc des Princes has been going on for some time now. With an exciting talent logging onto the Santiago Bernabeu recruitment radar for several years. Real Madrid tried to strike a deal when Mbappe was on the books at Monaco but saw him stay home when he joined Neymar & Co. at PSG. Since then, there has been engaging in new LaLiga champions forever in the market for additions that fit their ‘Galacticos’ mold. Mbappé would tick that box, but Figo thinks it will be challenging to steer the 21-year-old away from a wealthy French outfit.
Benzema took an essential step since Ronaldo left the team
The Blancos legend told journalists: “He is one of the best players in the world, he has a lot of ability and a lot of room for improvement, but of course he is currently on a reliable financial team. I don’t know if he will be seen wearing a white jersey. Real Madrid did not need Mbappe in 2019-20, with Karim Benzema leading their line with honors, recording 26 goals in all competitions. Luis said of Mbappe, who can be underestimated: “Benzema is a great player and he showed it this year. He took an essential step since Cristiano left because he felt more important. Real Madrid initially struggled to counter Ronaldo’s loss to Juventus in 2018, but Zinedine Zidane turned the tide to get them back on winning ways.
“Cristiano was essential for Madrid, and Madrid was essential for Cristiano,” Figo said. “He is irreplaceable, Gareth Bale should have helped fill this void, but the Wales international has survived the struggle for form and fitness. Bale continues to tumble down the pecking order in the Spanish capital. Figo said of the four-time Champions League winner who looks destined to move on soon: “I still think he has a lot of quality despite his tough times with the fans. I like him a lot.”