Sergio Ramos believes Monaco star and Arsenal target Kylian Mbappe will attract interest of Real Madrid

Vaishali Bhardwaj

Sergio Ramos says Real Madrid will welcome Monaco star Kylian Mbappe to the club should the striker make the switch to the Santiago Bernabeu this summer, but insists speculating about the youngster's future is disrespectful to his teammates.

Mbappe, who recently turned 18, has garnered much attention this season for his scintillating performances for Ligue 1 leaders Monaco and also for his showings in the Champions League.

Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger is one of the striker's many admirers, with the Frenchman recently comparing Mbappe to Gunners legend Thierry Henry - who also started his career at Monaco.

But despite Mbappe's fine form this term, which has seen him score 19 goals in all competitions, Real Madrid striker Karim Benzema warned the youngster of the dangers of leaving France too early for a top European club.

However, Benzema's teammate at the Bernabeu, Ramos, has said the Real Madrid squad would fully embrace Mbappe should the Spanish side decide to sign him this summer though he avoided talking too much about the young striker out of respect for his teammates.

"I don't think Florentino Perez will ring me to decide whether someone has come to Real Madrid or not," Ramos said during a Spain press conference this week.

"Real Madrid always has their door open to the best players and if they decide that he [Mbappe] has to come then we will embrace him in the best way.

"But obviously talking about players that are not in the team would be a lack of respect for those that are at the club right now."

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