While rumors swell about his future, Kylian Mbappé continues to keep the mystery a year from the end of his contract with PSG. The president of the French Football Federation (FFF), Noël Le Graët, gave his opinion on the future of the 22-year-old striker.
Noël Le Graët takes a stand for Mbappé’s future
This Thursday, Christmas Le Graët was on the front page of the newspaper The Parisian. Taking advantage of his interview with the regional newspaper, the first head of the French Football Federation spoke out on the future of Kylian Mbappé, striker of Paris Saint-Germain and the France team. If the Spanish media are increasingly pushing the 2018 world champion to leave the club in the French capital to join Real Madrid, the 79-year-old leader thinks the opposite. For Noël Le Graët, Mbappé must still stay at PSG to meet the Parisian challenges before considering a departure.
“Of course, I want him to stay in France and at PSG. He is young, and PSG still have a lot of challenges to overcome. It does not concern me directly, but players of this level, I prefer that they are with us ”, said the business manager. Before adding: “My preference is very clear, and in my opinion, he even has an interest in staying. “
Words that should please Parisian leaders and supporters. Continuing, Christmas Le Graët also mentioned another strong wish of the young striker of the red and blue.
Noël Le Graët wants to see Mbappé at the Olympics
In addition to the Euro, which he is also preparing to dispute with the group of Didier Deschamps, the former center-forward of AS Monaco has never hidden his desire to be able to take part in the Olympic Games in Tokyo this summer. And the president of the FFF promises to speak with the decision-makers of the PSG in order to allow the player to realize this dream.
“The player has not yet said no. And neither does PSG either. I will talk again with Mbappé during the Euro, and then I will speak with Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and Leonardo. But I think the player wants to be in Japan ”, has explained Le Graët. It remains to be seen what Paris Saint-Germain will decide on this matter.