Lionel Messi is SNUBBED by PSG boss Christophe Galtier as he names Kylian Mbappe his new vice-captain amid uncertainty over Argentine’s future in the French capital… as former deputy Presnel Kimpembe reveals he was kept in the dark about his demotion
- Kylian Mbappe is now the PSG vice-captain though it seems it is old news to PSG
- Boss Christophe Galtier said it was decided at the commencement of the season
- However, former VC Kimpembe posted on Instagram that it was news to him
Kylian Mbappe, and not Lionel Messi, has been named Paris Saint-Germain’s vice-captain as the Argentine’s time in Ligue 1 continues to come under question.
The public announcement of the decision comes as Messi reportedly considers a future away from the French capital.
PSG manager Christophe Galtier told media following the club’s 7-0 win over sixth-tier Pays de Cassel on Monday night that it was a decision made prior to the season commencing.
Lionel Messi is reportedly weighing up his options with his contract expiring in the summer
Mbappe, who scored five in the PSG procession, was praised by Galtier as he explained the move.
‘I decided that he is the second captain since the beginning of the season, he deserves to have this armband when Marquinhos is not there because he has decided to stay,’ he said of Mbappe.
‘He scored 56 goals in the calendar year. He is one of the world-class strikers, one of the best in the world. He’s like that.
Kylian Mbappe wore the armband during PSG’s 7-0 win against minnows, US Pays de Cassel
‘He is formatted to score goals, he did not abuse, goals came naturally after combinations.’
While the PSG boss pointed out it was a call made long ago, that seems to be news to former deputy and defender, Presnel Kimpembe.
The Frenchman took to Instagram, writing on his story: ‘In the last few hours I have been able to hear and read a lot about myself.’
PSG boss Christophe Galtier announced the call was made at the beginning of the season
‘I therefore wish to make things clear in order to avoid continuing to spread false information in this regard.’
‘I was not made aware of this decision, this is completely false… That said, I will always respect the decisions of the club.’
Brazilian defender Marquinhos continues to captain the French giants, who sit three points clear at the top of Ligue 1.
Presnel Kimpembe was unaware of the decision to put Mbappe in his place as the PSG deputy
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