Paris Saint-Germain manager Leonardo has revealed he is set to be ‘happy’ with negotiations over contract renewals for Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
The most expensive duo in world football are both set to enter the last 12 months of their respective contracts this summer, and PSG are well aware they would have to sell them both if they refuse to extend their contracts.
The two have been asked to pursue a return to Spain, with Neymar on Barcelona’s radar and Mbappe topping Real Madrid’s wishlist, but Leonardo told Sky Italia he was happy with the way things were. are taking place and expect the discussions to end. soon.
“I think when it comes to their contracts we can be happy,” Leonardo said. “We will soon arrive at a more concrete situation for the Mbappe and Neymar contracts.”
From the duo, we think that PSG have less worries for Neymar. Multiple sources have suggested that the Brazilian already has a verbal agreement on a new deal, although a recent report claimed that Neymar had put talks on hold pending to see if PSG will be able to respond to his request to sign Lionel Messi on a free transfer this summer. .
As the story goes, Neymar’s biggest priority is playing alongside his former teammate again, and PSG are keen to make that a reality if Messi chooses to leave Camp Nou when his contract expires. However, Neymar is no longer convinced that the Argentine will do it and therefore does not want to limit himself.
As for Mbappe, things have always been a bit more uncertain. Real were waiting for the striker to sign the final year of his contract in the hopes that PSG would have no choice but to accept his candidacy, and for a long time it was believed that Mbappe wanted him too.
Recently, the idea of Mbappe’s renewal at Parc des Princes has gained momentum and Leonardo’s latest comments seem to suggest a deal may not be far off.
Mbappe and Neymar combined to lead PSG to a huge 3-2 victory over defending champions Bayern Munich on Wednesday, after which the Frenchman was keen to distract from his two-goal goal and the success of the team as a whole.
“I have a lot of pressure on me but it’s football,” he explained. “You have to find fun on the pitch and that’s what I need. Thanks to my teammates, I scored two goals, and I want to continue like that, work hard and maintain a mentality like this.”
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