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Image rights: new agreement signed between the Blues and FFF

Captain Kylian Mbappe has yet to lose a single match on the field, he has even won them all (Netherlands twice, Ireland, Gibraltar, Greece). He even just achieved another success, but this time behind the scenes. Less than six months after his appointment as the Blues’ bicep-clad official, he reached an agreement in the company of Antoine Griezmann, his vice-captain, on an agreement governing the rights and responsibilities between the players and the French. Federation (FFF) in matters of image rights.

The Parisian striker began the struggle first as a scout, and was then joined by Hugo Lloris and Raphael Varane, who had already left the French national team. Negotiations have resumed with Mbappe and a new management team led by Philippe Diallo, the FFF president who replaces Noel Le Graet, who resigned in February last year. Who announced the agreement this Monday evening.

“This new structure will create a balanced and clear relationship in relation to the management of the image rights of the team and its players, and will also create a coherent structure for the development and monitoring of the implementation of the Convention,” FFF writes. in a press release. In this way, the relationship of trust and constructive exchange that defined the negotiations of this Convention will continue. Philippe Diallo, President of the French Football Federation, and all the players of the French national team are pleased that this convention perfectly reflects a common state of mind: the common will of the entire French national team to serve missions of common interest that are at the center of attention. the heart of the federal association project and the commitment of the players while respecting the individual rights of each person. »

Only the guard was expressed as Philippe Diallo awaited the Blues as they face Germany in a friendly in Dortmund on Tuesday evening. “First of all, I would like to note the spirit of responsibility of the players, the quality of our discussions and the atmosphere of trust in which they took place. The players of the French national team, in particular captain Kylian Mbappe and vice-captain Antoine Griezmann, are well aware of their role in the selection and that they play for the influence of French football, details the president of the Boulevard instance. de Grenelle. It was under these conditions that we were able to find a compromise that took into account the legitimate development requests they formulated and preserved the interests of the Federation and its partners. This agreement is extremely important for the FFF and French football. We are all moving hand in hand towards the euro, in an atmosphere of trust and transparency, and I am glad. »

He talks about compromise, but in reality it is a victory for the players and their captain, Kylian Mbappe. The PSG star has demanded more control over the use of his image and the ability to veto brands that do not align with his vision as a top athlete. In particular, he refused to be (too) associated with junk food or online betting sites.

Source: Le Parisien

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