Ligue 1 | Transfer Market Discussed the future of both stars
Paris Saint-Germain are facing the difficult prospect of losing both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, with both players having contracts which expire in June 2022, yet sporting director Leonardo has made clear the club won’t beg them to stay.
The French club hope to persuade both players to stay, but it’s clear that they will not simply give in to any of the demands made by either party.
“I hope the players are convinced that they are in the right place for a high-level and ambitious player. We’re not going to beg them to stay,” Leonardo explained to France Football.
“You just have to find an agreement between your desire, your demands and our means and expectations.
“If a player likes the club then they will stay. Those who really want to stay will do so; we’re in contact and I’m confident.”
However, the reality is that the situation isn’t clear, especially with regards to Mbappe, with the club’s priority being to renew Neymar first.
Mbappe hasn’t showed any interest in signing a new deal as yet, and he knows that Real Madrid are desperate to sign him.
Furthermore, Leonardo‘s admission that PSG are interested in signing Lionel Messi could indicate that Mbappe‘s future will be away from Paris.
No club would be able to pay all three salaries of Neymar, Messi and Mbappe and stay within financial rules.