Mauricio Pochettino offered some insight into Kylian Mbappe’s PSG future.
The Frenchman will have only one more year left on his contract after this season.
Both he and Neymar are to be approached for contract extensions and Pochettino does not want to lose either.
“The club is doing everything possible to keep Neymar and Mbappe,” Pochettino said. “I am equally optimistic that Mbappe will stay. For the club, the priority is that players with the quality of Mbappe and Neymar stay. We do not think of a plan without these players.”
Transfer speculation has been ripe regarding Mbappe’s future. At just 22, he is already celebrated as one of the world’s very best, ready to take over the crown from Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo. He has drawn links to Premier League powerhouses Manchester City and Liverpool while Real Madrid remain long-time admirers.
“After sharing three months with him, I will fight with all my strength for him to stay here with us,” Pochettino said. “The club and I will fight for him to be with us. The objective is to keep the best players.”
Mbappe’s brilliant performances in Europe has sent PSG to their second consecutive Champions League semi-finals.