Mbappé does not want to have a photo session with France due to disagreement with sponsorship

PSG star Kylian Mbappé refused to attend a France national team photo shoot because he did not agree to the terms of his image rights

The star of Les Bleus and Paris Saint-Germain “and their representatives (…) strongly regret that no agreement could, as requested, be reached before the World Cup” on this issue, which has already been the subject of controversy in March.

In the different meetings, Mbappé’s advisers, in particular his lawyer, Delphine Verheyden, with the leaders of the FFF, had been able to “expose their position regarding the need to modify the convention that governs the conditions of use of his image” , adds the statement, and an agreement seemed to have been found in early June.

But the president of the FFF, Noël Le Graët, explained this Monday in L’Équipe that “nothing will change from here to the World Cup.”

With these statements “sending the negotiations until after the World Cup, Kylian Mbappé, faithful to his positions and as he had indicated to the FFF, therefore decided not to take part in the photo session scheduled for tomorrow (Tuesday)”.

This decision “obviously does not question his total commitment and his determination to contribute to the collective success of the national team for the important sporting events to come,” the statement concludes.

Fuente: AFP