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PSG president addresses Mbappe and Neymar's future

PSG president addresses Mbappe's future; hits out at Neymar AGAIN amid exit claims

June 17, 2019 By Emmanuel K. Budu-Annor
The pair may have different fates awaiting them in Paris

Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi says he is "200%" sure Kylian Mbappe will be with the Ligue 1 champions next season but has lashed out at Neymar Jr who has been tipped for an exit this summer.

Both players have been linked with moves away from the Parc des Princes outfit, with Mbappe even stating publicly that he might be at a 'turning point' in his career. Neymar, on the other hand is believed to be angling for a departure with both Real Madrid and Barcelona all said to be keeping tabs on him.

With PSG aiming to restructure following its shock elimination from the Champions League by Manchester United, President Nasser Al-Khelaifi has stated that the club seeks to keep players willing to partake in the ongoing project.

He however overruled the sale of Mbappe contrary to claims that he will potentially join Real Madrid this summer. The Frenchman registered 39 goals in 43 appearances in all competitions for PSG last season, and finished as Ligue 1's Best Player and Best Young Player simultaneously.

"I will not let go of this 'crazy' player," Al-Khelaifi said as per BBC.

"He wants to be more involved in our project to grow with the team, the club. But I explained to him that the responsibilities, it does not ask.

"We must go get them, sometimes even tear them away. We do not wait, we provoke.

"As he is very intelligent, I am sure he understood. Will he still be at PSG next year? I am not 100% sure but 200%."

On the subject of Neymar, President Nasser Al-Khelaifi did not hide the fact that the Brazilian star could be sold.

"Those who do not want, or do not understand, we see each other and we talk to each other," he said.

"There are of course contracts to be respected, but the priority now is total membership of our project.

"Nobody forced him to sign here. Nobody pushed him. He came knowingly to join a project."

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