Paris Saint-Germain are reportedly assessing the possibility of selling Neymar in the summer in order to keep hold of Kylian Mbappe, say reports
Both players arrived at the Parc des Princes in summer 2018, signing contracts until 2022, and have since become permanent fixtures in Thomas Tuchel’s side.
However, the superstar duo has been targeted by several of Europe’s powerhouses and tipped to leave the French capital due to PSG’s inability to establish themselves as a force in the UEFA Champions League.
Although Neymar and Mbappe, both have prominent roles in Paris, the perennial Ligue 1 champions seem to hold the French youngster in the higher esteem.
Indeed, according to the Sports Mole, PSG will consider offloading the former Barcelona forward in the summer only to be able to retain Mbappe for years to come.
Neymar's influence on Mbappe now unquestionable 😂😂 pic.twitter.com/rs27Vl5EG5— James Julius Julu (@JamesJulu) February 29, 2020
The 21-year-old has emerged as a real target for both, Real Madrid and Liverpool, as the two sides prepare to invest big in the summer to reinforce their respective squads.
Florentino Perez has already made up his mind about Mbappe, ever since Eden Hazard flopped at the Bernabeu following his €100m arrival from Chelsea last summer.
But, this whole Mbappe situation could benefit Barcelona’s efforts to bring Neymar back to the Camp Nou.
The Catalans tried to secure the Brazilian’s return during the summer, but the 28-year-old has eventually stayed put, although things could change at the end of the season.