Neymar has spoken highly of his Paris Saint-Germain attacking partner Kylian Mbappe, fueling speculation that he might sign a new contract with the club soon.
The Brazilian superstar joined PSG in the summer of 2017, but his future has been a hot topic in Paris for most of his time there.
Despite rumors of a potential return to Barcelona this season, Neymar has seemed at ease in Paris and has spoken positively about the impact of teammate Mbappe on his own happiness.
“He taught me a lot about how to ‘be French,’” Neymar said in an interview with France Football. “He demonstrated the mindset of the French to me.
“He is responsible for a significant part of my adaptation and, as a result, my pleasure to be here.
“First and foremost, I was deeply moved by the man he is. Kylian is a considerate person who is always cheerful, respectful, and kind to others. He is a stunning person. That’s why, since our first meeting, we’ve gotten along so well.
“Of course, I had the opportunity to watch him train, to observe his speed, dribbling repertoire, intelligence, and humility in continuing to improve. ‘He is our golden boy!’ I thought to myself.
“It doesn’t matter how far you go if you don’t know what you’re doing. To use it effectively, you must be astute, which Kylian is. He is not only smart and fast, but he also has a large dribbling repertoire.”
Neymar’s future at PSG
It had been speculated that the 29-year-old was contemplating a return to Barcelona to reunite with Lionel Messi, but it has now been revealed that he prefers to stay in Paris.
Quotes from Neymar’s entourage have been conveyed to France Football by Fabrizio Romano, amid reports that a contract until 2026 has been hammered out.
Romano quotes representatives of Neymar’s camp as saying, “Neymar wants to remain at PSG.” “He notices the club’s expansion. The project appeals to him.”