Mbappe named to PSG squad for Real Madrid clash despite sore foot

4 Mbappe named in PSG squad for Real clash despite sore foot
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe. (Photo: AFP)
PARIS — Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has been named to the squad for the Champions League clash with Real Madrid on Wednesday despite nursing a sore left foot.اضافة اعلان

The 23-year-old World Cup winner was kicked in the foot in training on Monday but had a “reassuring” medical check-up. The club said he would have a final examination on Tuesday.

Mbappe would be a huge loss were he not to play, as he scored the only goal in the 1-0 victory over 13-time European champions Real in the first leg in Paris last month.

If he is fit, he could be facing his future club as Real seem to be in the driving seat to sign him when his contract expires in June, although PSG still hope to persuade him to stay.

PSG will be without former Real defensive pillar Sergio Ramos due to a persistent calf problem, but he will travel to Spain with the squad.

Coach Mauricio Pochettino said last Friday Ramos  who played for Real for 16 years   could still play a pivotal role in providing inside information on his old teammates.

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