L’Équipe report this afternoon that FFF president Noël Le Graët is set to have a meeting with Kylian Mbappé and other France players over the forward’s reservations about associating himself with certain sponsors, such as betting companies.
Mbappé had boycotted the March international break sponsorship commitments over disagreements with the image rights arrangements France players have with the FFF. He explained on Monday, during his press conference after his PSG renewal, that “I’m not asking for much. It’s just that I want to manage my career how I see fit, in a way that matches me, and the values I want to advocate.”
The president explained on France Inter that a meeting would take place with the players, while Mbappé’s lawyer Delphine Verheyden, who gave an interview to L’Équipe on the subject, could see him “whenever she wants”.
Le Graët adds that he has “never” seen the lawyer, claiming that she was due to meet with the FFF but had cancelled the meeting “two or three times” and asked for postponements.
“We [the French national team] have 12 sponsors, obviously everyone asks for Mbappé [for their adverts], it’s understandable that he can sometimes be frustrated. We’ll sort it out calmly. Maybe we need to review a few things. I’m not sure that all of the players want to change a lot of things.”
Les Bleus will meet at Clairefontaine on Saturday ahead of the four Nations League fixtures they are due to play over the month of June.