Les Blues manager, Didier Deschamps has reportedly named Kylian Mbappe as the country’s new captain.
This comes after France was left without a captain after Tottenham goalkeeper Hugo Lloris announced he was retiring from international duties in January after December’s World Cup final defeat to Argentina.
But after careful consideration of the nation’s remaining stars, decision-maker Deschamps has chosen Mbappe to take on the huge responsibility, according to French outlet L’Equipe.
Mbappe joined his France teammates at their headquarters in Clairefontaine on Sunday ahead of the upcoming Euro 2024 qualifiers against the Netherlands and Ireland.
The 24-year-old has cemented his status as one of the best players in world football after helping France win the 2018 World Cup and almost follow-up it up with a second world title in Qatar last year.
Mbappe would join Norway’s 24-year-old Martin Odegaard in becoming one of the youngest captains in Europe.
The superstar striker has scored a total of 36 goals in 66 international appearances and has been named France’s best player of the season on four separate occasions.