In his press conference ahead of France’s Nations League fixtures in the coming two weeks, Didier Deschamps was notably asked about Kylian Mbappé’s contract extension at Paris Saint-Germain.
His words transcribed in RMC Sport, the manager hailed the 23-year-old’s decision to stay rather than move to Real Madrid on a free as a positive for French football.
“It’s his choice. What’s clear is that the fact he’s staying in Ligue 1 is very good for French football. He is attached to the club, he said what he had to say, but as a Frenchman it can only be a good thing.”