PSG star Kylian Mbappe will reportedly demand a clause in his Real Madrid contract that will allow him to play in the 2024 Paris Olympics.
The 22-year-old is widely expected to seal a move to Los Blancos at the end of the season when his contract at the Parc des Princes expires.
According to Spanish outlet AS, he would like a ‘guarantee’ from the Bernabeu outfit to let him represent his country at his home Olympics.
Mbappe published a letter in French newspaper L’Equipe last week as the nation marked 1,0000 days until the start of the games.
And he stated he wants to be part of it and play for France after being refused permission to do so at the recent Olympics in Tokyo.
He wrote PSG ‘cut the grass from under my feet’ and didn’t allow him to jet out to Japan in the summer.
Real Madrid will inevitably be reluctant to allow the clause with the Games scheduled to take place just weeks after the conclusion of Euro 2024.
They may not have much of a choice though, with Mbappe’s ‘heart set’ on turning out for his country at the Olympics.
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Mbappe is set to take on a significantly lower salary at the Bernabeu than he could earn if he stayed in Paris.
That means the club must be willing to accept some of his demands.
One if those is the desire to win Olympic gold with France to follow the World Cup triumph in 2018.
Les Bleus haven’t finished on the podium in football at the Olympics since taking home gold at Los Angeles 1984.
And Mbappe has said: “I dream of going to other sports that we don’t have time to see. Judo, handball, basketball, volleyball, canoeing – even skateboarding.
“These Games will be in France, the centenary in Paris. It’s not the biggest competition in football, but you have to play the Games in your career.
“For Tokyo 2020, I wanted to participate. It was an objective of mine. But they quickly pulled the rug from under my feet.”
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