Small event this Friday, in Nice. Very rare in the media in recent months, Kylian Mbappé will answer questions from journalists at 5 p.m. at a press conference (live commentary on our site), in Nice, on the eve of France-Gibraltar counting for the Euro 2024 qualifiers If Hugo Lloris subscribed to this media exercise during his mandate as captain of the Blues, Mbappé quickly indicated that he would not be as diligent as his predecessor. It was in fact a mild euphemism... He has not in fact participated in a press conference of the French team since mid-June in Faro, Portugal, before the first leg against Gibraltar .
Press conference during which there was a lot of talk about his future, while the rag was starting to burn with the management of Paris-SG. The rest, we know: under contract until 2024, “KM” was sidelined then... reinstated in Luis Enrique's squad after the first day of Ligue 1, following a meeting with Nasser Al-Khelaïfi. Meeting during which he made a certain number of commitments, the outlines of which have not been officially revealed. However, it is quite clear that the former Monegasque has agreed to waive loyalty bonuses in the event of his departure next summer. At the moment, it's a smart person who can predict his future: Mbappé, 24, could very well decide to extend long-term with PSG, extend to leave or simply leave without compensation.
Still, the current top scorer in the French championship (13 goals) has not expressed himself much more with PSG than the Blues. We briefly saw him in the mixed zone after the defeat at Milan (2-1) in the Champions League. He also responded to Le Parisien to discuss his associative commitment or to some media during short interventions, after matches, as was the case last Saturday in Reims (3-0 victory). Asked if his complicated summer had been digested, the person said this on Amazon Prime Video: “The most important thing for me was playing football. The rest I'll leave to you... I think you do it well. I don't want to talk to overhype things. There is already enough…”
And it's not going to get better knowing that Kylian Mbappé will be free to discuss with the club of his choice from January 1, like all players at the end of their contract. PSG considers itself protected in the event of departure and says it is quite calm while waiting to know the decision of the top scorer in the club's history (227 goals) and third in the 2023 Ballon d'Or ranking. We imagine that the service press release of the French Football Federation (FFF) will do its best to limit questions that will not relate to the selection this Friday, at the Allianz Riviera, the OGC Nice stadium, where the French team will challenge Gibraltar Saturday (8:45 p.m.). Remember that the players of Didier Deschamps and captain Mbappé have already qualified for the Euro.
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