Deschamps explains the reason for allowing Mbappe to return to PSG

Kylian Mbappe of France against Switzerland
Kylian Mbappe of France against Switzerland

Kylian Mbappe has been granted permission to return to PSG after sustaining a minor injury during the international break.

Kylian Mbappe suffered a calf injury during France’s 1-1 draw in the World Cup qualifiers against Bosnia and Herzegovina.

The 22-year-old, who was originally part of the squad for the upcoming fixtures against Ukraine and Finland, has now been allowed to return to PSG.

Although the injury wasn’t a serious one, France manager Didier Deschamps has revealed that he doesn’t want to take further risks with Mbappe.

Deschamps said: “I’ll be clear about this. Kylian felt something late in the game. We have done all the tests. The recovery period is very short, and a muscle problem was ruled out, but an issue persists.

“It is an injury he had with his club in May. He felt the same pain and missed the second leg against Manchester City in the Champions League.”

It turned out to be a wild summer for Mbappe as he was heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid. Prior to that, he endured a miserable European Championship campaign, where he failed to score a goal for Les Blues.

The Spanish club looked hellbent on signing the World Cup winner and reportedly raised their bid up to 180m euros.

However, PSG managed to hold on to their prized asset after turning down the offers from Los Blancos.

Madrid are now intending to return next summer when Mbappe’s contract expires with Les Parisiens.

The former Monaco star is already off to a flyer in Ligue 1 this season, racking up 3 goals and 2 assists in 4 games.