Madrid to unveil Mbappe Monday night, may be excepted from Paris Olympics

Madrid to unveil Mbappe Monday night, may be excepted from Paris Olympics

French captain Kylian Mbappe will officially become a Real Madrid on Monday night. This was confirmed by the player to the president of France, Emmanuel Macron, during his visit to Clairefontaine.

"Is everything ready? Is it announced today?", Macron asked the striker: "Tonight, tonight, tonight", can be heard in the images broadcast by RMC of the conversation between the two, at the moment when Macron is greeting the internationals of Les Bleus.

The French president has paid the customary visit to the Les Bleus training camp before each European Championship and World Cup. "Kylian, how are you?" "Fine," replies the player. "When is it announced?". "Tonight, tonight," replies the player.

Mbappe is concentrating on the French national team and there is no plan for him to be in Madrid to appear at the Santiago Bernabeu.

As for the presentation, it was not a good idea for Mbappe - as the captain of the national team - to leave the camp ahead of the European Championship to travel to Madrid because that also implies losing two days.

Both Didier Deschamps and Mbappe himself hope that everything concerning Real Madrid will be put aside with the official announcement. The striker has already spoken about his new step and his dream is now to win the Euros with his country. It is his priority right now and he does not want to be distracted from this goal. The dream of playing in the Olympic Games is complicated by the fact that he is not in Thierry Henry's first list.

For the presentation at the Santiago Bernabeu, the most likely option is to look for a date after Euro 2024 and it could be July 15 or 16, but it is not the only option and it is not even ruled out that it will be on the return from vacation. Les Bleus' first game is on June 17 in Dusseldorf against Austria, on June 21 against the Netherlands in Leipzig, and on June 25 against Poland in Dortmund. There are two friendlies before the trip to Germany: this Wednesday against Luxembourg and on Sunday against Canada.

The Paris Saint-Germain striker was not included in Thierry Henry's 22-man squad for the Olympics which starts on July 26 in his hometown of Paris.

However, the French are still hopeful he can be counted on for gold, with the coach reserving the option of calling up an older player over the age of 23.

"We don't know what will happen between now and July 3. The list is quite real and it's open to everyone. The door is not closed to anyone. The last time I had so many rejections was at school," Henry said when questioned about the possible presence of Mbappe.

"The people I have spoken to have been very straightforward. There was no negotiation: you arrive, you ask, they say no and you leave."

In addition, the French coach confirmed that the final list will include one more player over 23 years of age than the two already called up (Alexandre Lacazette and Jean-Philippe Mateta).

The final list will be published on July 3 and new players not included in the squad could be included.

 Henry also failed to include Antoine Griezmann (Atletico Madrid) and Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid) in the squad.