Karim Benzema has refused to comment on Kylian Mbappe‘s decision to stay at Paris Saint-Germain and stressed that he is fully focused on Real Madrid‘s Champions League final against Liverpool on Saturday.
When asked what he would tell his compatriot about the fact that he turned down Real Madrid‘s offer to sign a new contract with PSG, Benzema indicated that this is not the moment to discuss Mbappe‘s future.
“I would say that [Real Madrid] are going to play the Champions League final and this is not the moment to talk about these little things,” Benzema told Movistar +.
“No, [I prefer not to talk]. I am not angry. I am focused on the Champions League final. It’s more important do this than listen to other things.”
Mbappe to Paris Saint-Germain
It’s now official: Kylian Mbappe will be staying with Paris Saint-Germain, with his renewal agreement being made official in a statement released by the Parisian club on Saturday evening.
Ahead of the Ligue 1 clash with Metz, Nasser Al-Khelaifi and Mbappe joined each other on the pitch to make clear to the supporters that the 23-year-old is staying at the Parc des Princes.
“I would like to announce that I have chosen to extend my contract at Paris Saint-Germain, and of course I am delighted,” Mbappe told PSG‘s official media.
“I am convinced that here I can continue to grow at a club that provides everything necessary to perform at the highest level.
“I am also delighted to continue to play in France, the country where I was born, where I have grown up and where I have made my name.