Mbappé and Griezmann want to close a hot file

The last gathering of the Blues season began this Friday at Clairefontaine. The thorny issue of image rights is back in the news.

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Kylian Mbappé, France French press team

The France team hopes to take a big step towards Euro 2024 during this June rally, during which Didier Deschamps’ players will face Gibraltar next Friday, then Greece three days later. At present, the Blues are at the top of their qualifying group with two wins in as many games against the Netherlands (4-0) and Ireland (1-0). In addition, discussions will continue directly between the new president of the FFF and the representatives of the players Kylian Mbappé and Antoine Griezmann, concerning the file of image rights. The captain and vice-captain of the France team would like to move things forward in the coming days, especially since the matter is far from settled.

Deschamps wants to close this file

Present this Friday in front of the media, Didier Deschamps readily acknowledges that a possible final agreement would make it possible to move on. “It is one of the important files to manage. There are the interests of the federation that he will defend, as the players will defend their interests. It doesn’t happen by snapping your fingers. As long as there is good will on both sides, we will certainly find an agreement. Today, it has no impact because there is no shooting period but it is sure that it is a file that is not simple. It is important that there is this dialogue. I am convinced that there will be a positive outcome”dropped the tricolor coach.

A point of disagreement to settle

Obviously, the contract should not change in terms of remuneration per player and per game. On the other hand, the two camps discuss the right for a player to refuse to participate in a session with such or such sponsor. As a reminder, this file had been put on the table after Kylian Mbappé’s refusal last year to take part in certain commercial operations desired by brands associated with the Blues.

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