OVERVIEW OF: Mbappe: Neymar’s Desire To Stay “Great News” For PSG
Neymar has reportedly committed to Paris Saint-Germain on a new long-term deal and team-mate Kylian Mbappé hopes he can make history at the club.
Kylian Mbappé has welcomed Neymar’s increasingly positive comments on his Paris Saint-Germain future, saying his team-mate deserves to enjoy a historic career in France.
Neymar, who has repeatedly been linked with a move away from PSG since joining the Ligue 1 giants in 2017, last month appeared to give a firm indication he will remain in Paris.
The Brazil superstar told TF1: “I want to stay at PSG and I hope Kylian stays too.”
Neymar is reportedly close to agreeing a new four-year contract with the club and played a role in Sunday’s 2-0 win over Classique rivals Marseille despite this week suffering with illness.
Keeping Neymar and Mbappé on board would represent a huge boost to PSG in their long-term bid to win the Champions League, having reached the final under Thomas Tuchel last season.
And Mbappé was upbeat as he told Canal+ of his thoughts on Neymar’s commitment.
Mbappé: “I hope Neymar can write history for Paris”
“This is great news. Everyone knows how important he is,” the World Cup winner said. “I hope he can write history for Paris for a long time to come. He and the club deserve it.”
Mbappé was speaking after netting the opener in the win at Marseille, a ninth-minute effort his only attempt but a vital strike.