The attacking pair are commonly identified with Real Madrid and Barcelona, but movements are underway to retain the star men at Parc des Princes
Paris Saint-Germain sports director Leonardo announced that the club had begun talks to extend Neymar and Kylian Mbappe ‘s contracts.
The star attacking duo, who are currently injured due to injury, have been regularly connected with moves abroad, but plans are underway to reward them with new deals.
Neymar and Mbappe, who joined PSG in 2017 respectively from Barcelona and Monaco, are currently under contract until the summer of 2022.
Brazil’s international, Neymar has been correlated with a return to Barcelona on a regular basis, while France’s forward Mbappe is regularly touted as a Real Madrid goal.
Leonardo has, however, outlined plans to retain their services, along with those of Angel Di Maria, who at the end of the season is out of contract.
Juan Bernat and Julian Draxler may both be in line for contract extensions as PSG continues to keep key members of its squad in the midst of the coronavirus’s continuing financial effects on football clubs.
“In order to extend their contracts, we have begun discussions with Neymar, Mbappe and Di Maria,” Leonardo told a Q&A session on the official website of PSG. Bernat, too, and at the end of his deal is Draxler. Also, some young people. We’re going to worsen it.
Remember that this year PSG suffered financial losses, we’re in a complicated moment and it’s not easy, but we’re talking to Mbappe and Neymar directly.
“There is a timing problem. There’s the idea of an extension. We have arrived at the moment when we have to have circumstances that are simpler.
As far as Mbappe’s ties to Madrid are concerned, Leonardo is not concerned about the noise in Spain.
“A lot of conversation is going on,” he said. And there’s a lot of politics in the Spanish teams. We’re referring to Kylian directly, that’s the negotiating reality.
The truth is that PSG is in a complicated time, but it will be the team that will have a shot for the next five years.
“There are teams that have gone through a very long, successful cycle and are starting to struggle. We have young but very experienced players.
“We have Neymar, Mbappe, who are in the top three [in the world] because [Cristiano] Ronaldo and [Lionel] Messi will come out with age. That’s the idea. I see this future and that’s what we’re working on.
“We know it’s strange this season. We knew that it would be hard to play all our games behind closed doors and that we wouldn’t have the same profits.”
Recent weeks have seen Moise Kean come to the fore, with the on-loan Everton forward scoring both goals away from Istanbul Basaksehir in a Champions League victory and the opener over Rennes in the weekend win.
Leonardo stated, however, that PSG does not have a permanent option to sign Kean when his loan deal expires at the end of the season.
“Leonardo added:” Unfortunately, we do not have the option of buying Moise Kean.
“He’s here on an Everton loan. Kean is a fantastic striker for the future, but in the UK, loan deals are a little different, and our contract with Everton does not include an option to buy.