The photo ignited the powder. On July 22, Kylian Mbappé leaves the building dedicated to the professional team and heads towards one of the new grounds of the PSG Campus, where the pros have taken up residence for less than two weeks. It’s an event, the French football megastar is going to take part in his first training session with… the sidelined players. The day before, he learned that he would not take part in the summer tour in Japan until he had extended his contract. Between President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi and him, the conflict seems insoluble.
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Internally, the atmosphere is extremely tense. All around the Poissy complex, the situation attracts attention. Young supporters try to see the captain of the Blues, others try to find a spot to observe the session. A photo of the player is even taken from outside the enclosure. Despite mounds built around the pitches and supposed to hide the view, this photo will put all the club’s security on alert. In the days that followed, rounds were organized by security members, driving golf carts. The curious should keep a good distance.