Karim Benzema in the list of 26
It was yesterday’s bombshell. The announcement of Karim Benzema’s return to the French team is obviously in the headlines this morning. “The chef’s surprise” title elsewhere The team in one of its edition of the day. Absent since 2015, the Real Madrid striker was, against all expectations, recalled by Didier Deschamps to play the Euro this summer. An announcement that also makes the front page of Parisian, on this first day of deconfinement. The local daily newspaper which therefore headlines: “Deschamps deconfines Benzema”. Finally, the announcement of the return of Benzema to the Blues is also welcomed on the side of Spain, this morning, and more particularly on the side of Madrid where AS title: “Forgiven”, in one of its edition of the day. Good news for Real Madrid, in the race for the La Liga title, and who should be able to count on a boosted Benzema for the end of the season.
AS Monaco twenty years later
The return of Karim Benzema to the Blues is obviously not the only hot news in France. This Wednesday, May 19, 2021 is also a final day for Paris Saint-Germain and AS Monaco who face each other this evening in the final of the Coupe de France. “The right to believe it”, title by the way Monaco Morning in one of its edition of the day. Monegasques determined to take their revenge on a club which had beaten them during the 2010 edition, at the same stage of the competition. But especially Monegasques who know the recipe to beat this PSG as explained The team in today’s edition. Kovac’s men will indeed be able to rely on the two championship matches played against the Parisians this season. Two meetings at the end of which the Red and White won. Good reasons to believe it therefore for the men of the Rock, twenty years after the last victory in the final of the same Coupe de France.
Harry Kane wants to play for Guardiola
In England, the announcement of Harry Kane’s departure on Monday evening literally set His Majesty’s country on fire. “Kane wants to play for Guardiola”, title by the way The Times in one of its sports edition this morning. A desire to join Manchester City confirmed by the Daily Express, in one of its edition of the day. “Kane ready for City”, headlines the British daily. The England international would indeed have given his preference to Skyblues rather than United or Chelsea. But what worries the player’s clan lies elsewhere. Known for his inflexibility and his very strong character, Daniel Levy, the president of Tottenham, would not wish to strengthen the competition and would not consider the departure of his player for one of these clubs. Information included in one of The Daily Telegraph, this morning, for whom even though the Spurs president might leave a scorer with an exit voucher, recent history shows that Levy’s stubbornness could complicate Kane’s transfer. Especially since the price of the latter would be set at at least 160 M €. An almost surreal sum which could also dampen the enthusiasm of the buying clubs.