French president's attempt to include Mbappé in Olympic dream falls short at Real Madrid

According to RMC Sport, French President Emmanuel Macron made a futile attempt on Tuesday to persuade Real Madrid President Florentino Pérez to release Kylian Mbappé from his probable new employer for participation in the Olympic Games.

French president's attempt to include Mbappé in Olympic dream falls short at Real Madrid
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Macron was present at a celebration in Paris on Tuesday, just like Pérez, to honor FIFA's 120th anniversary.

The French president reportedly expressed to the Real Madrid president that it is of great (French) importance for Mbappé to participate in the Olympic football tournament in Paris. Macron emphasized the symbolic and morale-boosting impact Mbappé's participation would have for the host nation, highlighting the significance of having one of France's top athletes compete on home soil during the Olympics.

Mbappé recently announced his departure from Paris Saint-Germain and is expected to sign a lucrative contract with Real Madrid, according to various media sources. This move has been one of the most talked-about transfers in football, with many speculating on the potential impact Mbappé will have at his new club. Pérez reportedly informed Macron that he does not see it feasible to release the Frenchman for the Olympic Games, which will take place from July 26 to August 11. The timing of the Olympics, just before the start of the European football season, poses a challenge for clubs concerned about the fitness and readiness of their star players.

When asked by French media about Mbappé, Pérez responded with a laugh on Tuesday: "I'm not going to talk about players who don't play for Real Madrid." This comment has only fueled speculation about the imminent transfer and Real Madrid's plans for the young star. RMC Sport expects that Real Madrid and Pérez will break their silence regarding Mbappé after the Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund on Saturday, June 1. This final, a significant event in the football calendar, is likely seen by the club as a pivotal moment to finalize and announce major transfer decisions.

As the anticipation builds, the football world is closely watching the developments. The outcome of Macron's request and the official confirmation of Mbappé's transfer to Real Madrid are highly anticipated. Both events will have significant implications for the upcoming football season and the Olympics.