Kylian Mbappe’s situation in France has improved since he was reintegrated into the PSG squad. The Frenchman’s contract expires next summer, making him a free agent. He was given the option of signing a one-year extension, which he rejected. Since then, the PSG hierarchy has banished him from the first team. However, the relationship has now been resolved and the 2018 World Cup champion has returned to the team.
PSG announced Mbappe’s return to the first squad ahead of their Ligue 1 opener. PSG faced Lorient in Gameweek 1, which resulted in a 0-0 draw. Mbappe sat in the stands to watch the game alongside new signing Ousmane Dembele and appeared to be in great spirits.
On Saturday, PSG will take on Toulouse in Ligue 1 and will be looking for their first win of the season. According to new boss Luis Enrique, Kylian Mbappe might return to the squad. Speaking to reporters, he said, “Kylian is in great shape, he has a lot of desire, a very good state of mind. I am very happy to have a world-class player like Kylian.” Enrique also stated that Dembele will be ready to play “from the first minute,” but also admitted that the club’s attack needed to be improved.
In the meantime, Enrique also stated that he has not yet named a captain. “It’s very simple, I don’t choose the captain, the players choose. They met this week. There are four captains, it’s something that is defined by the players, not by the coach, I want him (whoever the players choose) to be their captain, not my captain”, he said.