Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe was selected to France’s preliminary squad list for the Tokyo Olympics. Many would expect a talent like Mbappe to go on to lead France to a promising run in the Summer Games, but this may not be the case in the end.
According to a report from ESPN last year, PSG is not in favor of having Mbappe represent France in the Tokyo Olympics, which will kick off in late July. PSG officials much prefer to have the forward focused on the team’s new season following the Euros rather than to see him play in a second international tournament this summer.
French Football Federation (FFF) president Noel Le Graet does not have a clear stance on this matter. But as he hinted during his talk with Le Parisien, the door may be open for Mbappe to play in both the Euros and Olympics in the coming months.
“The player has not yet said no and neither has PSG for that matter,” Le Graet said. “I will talk again with Mbappe during the Euro. But I believe that the player wants to be present in Japan.
“I have to feel that Mbappe wants to be there. It’s nice to see that a young man like him who plays a lot of competitions is thinking about the Olympics.”
Mbappe recently capped off a season where he played in 47 fixtures in all competitions for PSG.
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