Kylian Mbappé is set to be named France captain, aged just 24, according to stunning reports in France.
The captaincy is vacant following the retirement of Hugo Lloris, who ended his international career after the 2022 World Cup.
The 36-year-old is leaving the international scene, having compiled an impressive 145 caps since making his debut for France in 2008.
Raphael Varane was in line to replace Lloris as France captain, but the Man United defender would also announce his international retirement.
He played a key role in helping the Blues win the 2018 World Cup as he won 93 caps from 2013 to 2022.
It is claimed that he wants to focus on club football after suffering a number of injuries over the years.
With Lloris and Varane no longer in the France leadership picture, Mbappe looks set to be named France captain.
He is the main candidate to become captain of the national team.
The 24-year-old has been a revelation for France since making his international debut in 2017.
He has 66 caps to his name and has already netted 36 goals. He is 18 goals away from breaking Olivier Giroud’s record as France’s top scorer of all time.
And, of course, he has already guided France to World Cup glory, winning the prestigious award in Russia.
The potential international captaincy comes after his promotion to Paris Saint-Germain vice-captain.
He took the armband in his team’s 7-0 victory over Pays de Cassel.
PSG boss Christophe Galtier has confirmed his decision to hand Mbappe the vice-captain position after the player’s stunning hat-trick.
“I decided he was the second captain since the start of the season, he deserves to have that armband when Marquinhos is not there because he decided to stay,” he said. “He scored 56 goals in the calendar year.
“He’s one of the world class strikers, one of the best in the world. He’s like that. He is formatted to score goals, he did not abuse them, the goals came naturally after the combinations.