Mbappe, Camavinga, Tchouaméni: France's best U23 side is incredibly strong

Kylian Mbappe and Eduardo Camavinga feature as France's best XI of players aged 23 or under is named.

France will go into the 2022 World Cup as one of the favourites to win the competition.

Les Bleus are the defending champions having beaten Croatia in the final in 2018.

France have a ridiculous amount of talent and are spearheaded by the phenomenal Kylian Mbappe.

Mbappe, still just 23, is one of the best players in the world. He’s already a superstar and It’s scary to think he’s not even in his prime yet.

Ahead of the finals in Qatar, Transfermarkt have posted an image showing the most valuable XI of French players aged 23 or under.

Mbappe features in a ridiculously strong side. View it below…

GK: Illan Meslier (Leeds United)

Meslier, just 22, has been Leeds’ first-choice goalkeeper for the past few years. He made 143 saves in the Premier League this season, the most of any player.

Illan Meslier features as France's best XI of players aged 23 or under is named.
WATFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: Illan Meslier of Leeds during the Premier League match between Watford and Leeds United at Vicarage Road on April 09, 2022 in Watford, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

CB: Dayot Upamecano (Bayern Munich)

Bayern paid RB Leipzig €42.5 million for his signature in February 2021. He is a regular for a superb Bayern side.

CB: Jules Kounde (Sevilla)

Kounde is highly-sought after, with Chelsea believed to be interested in acquiring his services. A move in excess of £50m could on the cards, per the Mirror.

Jules Kounde features as France's best XI of players aged 23 or under is named.
WATFORD, ENGLAND – APRIL 09: Illan Meslier of Leeds during the Premier League match between Watford and Leeds United at Vicarage Road on April 09, 2022 in Watford, England. (Photo by Alex Morton/Getty Images)

CB: Wesley Fofana (Leicester City)

Fofana was just 19 when he made the £36.5 million move from Saint-Etienne to Leicester City. He showed his quality after returning from a serious leg injury.

CM: Eduardo Camavinga (Real Madrid)

Camavinga, just 19, has been brilliant for Real Madrid this season. He played a key role as they were crowned Champions League winners.

Eduardo Camavinga featured as France's best XI of players aged 23 or under is named.
Soccer Football – LaLiga – Real Madrid v Getafe – Santiago Bernabeu, Madrid, Spain – April 9, 2022 Real Madrid’s Eduardo Camavinga applauds fans after the match REUTERS/Javier Barbancho

CM: Aurélien Tchouaméni (Monaco)

Tchouaméni’s brilliant 21/22 season has seen him linked with numerous elite clubs, with Real Madrid, Liverpool and Paris Saint-Germain vying for his signature, per the Daily Mail.

RM: Michael Olise (Crystal Palace)

Olise, just 20, has turned heads with some scintillating displays in the Premier League. He scored twice and recorded six assists in 12 starts in England’s top tier this season.

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LM: Moussa Diaby (Bayer Leverkusen)

Diaby, 22, scored 17 times and recorded 14 assists for Leverkusen in 2021/22.

CAM: Houssem Aouar (Lyon)

Aouar has already played 215 times for Lyon in his career. He’s hit the back of the net 40 times.

ST: Kylian Mbappe (Paris Saint-Germain)

Mbappe needs no introduction. He looks set to dominate world football for the next decade.

Kylian Mbappe features as France's best XI of players aged 23 or under is named.
Soccer Football – International Friendly – France v South Africa – Stade Pierre Mauroy, Villeneuve-d’Ascq, France – March 29, 2022 France’s Kylian Mbappe REUTERS/Pascal Rossignol

ST: Amine Gouiri (Nice)

Gouiri has thrived since making the move from Lyon to Nice in 2020. He recorded 22 goal contributions (12 goals, 10 assists) this season.

France have so many quality players aged 23 or under that Ibrahima Konate, William Saliba and Boubacar Kamara don’t even make the XI.

France are going to be very, very good for many years to come. That is for sure.

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