Kylian Mbappe is projected to replace Karim Benzema next summer, and Neymar will return to Lionel Messi. This is roughly what the rumors of the Spanish media looked like during this year's football market. And Paris Saint-Germain? Let them manage.
It's just that they are asking themselves something because they are both under a contract with the vice-champion of Europe. The problem is that the cooperation is coming to an end - in the case of both of them, according to the letter of the agreement, it will be terminated in the summer of 2022 - so the lights came on in Paris.
Sports director Leonardo has become active and has already started negotiations with the team's strikers, which he confirmed in an interview with RMC Sport.
Leonardo on their future
Moreover, in an interview for the mentioned French radio station, the Brazilian exposed in detail the plans of Paris Saint-Germain in the upcoming period.
For starters - the most important thing. "We have started negotiations with Neymar, Mbappe and Di Maria, even with Bernat and Draxler, regarding the extension of their contracts and we will intensify them in the coming weeks.
Don't forget that Paris Saint-Germain suffered financial losses during the year, we are in a complicated situation, it will not be easy. But we are in direct contact with Mbappe and Neymar ", revealed Leonardo. After the defeat by Leipzig last week, Paris Saint-Germain made it much harder for themselves to reach the knockout phase.
After three rounds, he has only three points and the same amount less than Manchester United and the mentioned Leipzig. The stories about the possible departure of Thomas Tuchel were heated again, but Leonardo cooled them down today.
"We have to support the coach. We talked to Tuchel and told him that we don't like media articles. We talked and clarified everything. We never thought about replacing him, we never called. Many are talking, many want to come, but the club has never put a new name on the list to replace Tuchel.
It is time to look at the goals. We have small problems and it is time for us all to focus on them. ” After that, the sports director of Paris paid special attention to connecting Mbalpe with Real. "There is too much information and there are a lot of rumors in Spanish clubs.
It is true that we spoke directly with Kylian. Paris Saint-Germain is in a difficult position, but we will be the leader in five years." "There are teams that have done great things and are slowly getting into trouble.
We have young but very experienced players. Neymar and Mbappe are among the three best football players in the world, since Ronaldo and Messi are slowly coming of age." "That's the idea. I see the future and that is what we are working on.
We know that this season is strange and difficult, that we will have to play every match without spectators and that there will be no income. "