‘Neymar’s departure is an essential condition for Kylian Mbappe to see out his PSG contract until 2025’ with reports in Spain suggesting president Nasser Al-Khelaifi ‘took matters into his own hands to try and sell the Brazilian last summer’
- Kylian Mbappe’s future at Paris Saint-Germain continues to cause headlines
- The French star has reportedly told the club’s hierarchy to move on Neymar
- Mbappe claimed otherwise he would not fulfil his three-year contract at the club
- Tensions between Mbappe and Neymar have continued to grow over the season
Kylian Mbappe has reportedly told the PSG hierarchy that he will only fulfill his contract at the club if Neymar is sold.
The French star signed a new deal until 2025 with the Ligue 1 champions in the summer worth £650,000-per-week after sensationally snubbing the advances of Real Madrid.
As part of the new deal, Mbappe was also handed influence over sporting affairs and the way the club is run.
Kylian Mbappe has reportedly told the PSG hierarchy that he will only fulfill his contract at the club if Neymar is sold
However, it hasn’t stopped the talking at the Parc des Princes with several dramas continuing to engulf the club, as reports broke last week in Le Parisien that Mbappe now wants to leave PSG after feeling ‘betrayed’ by the board.
Despite the rumours surrounding his future, he claimed that ‘it is false that he asked to leave PSG in January’ after the Parisiens beat Marseille 1-0 at the weekend.
According to El Pais, Mbappe has now told PSG’s hierarchy that he will only fulfil his contract and remain at the club if Neymar is moved on.
The report states that the Frenchman wants ‘a management model based on rigor’ and is unhappy with the lack of discipline that Neymar shows.
Mbappe is also unhappy at the lack of discipline that the Brazilian shows at the club
When the Brazilian extended his deal until 2027, Mbappe was extremely disappointed with the PSG hierarchy and this started the doubts over his future at the club.
According to Spanish outlet Sport, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi appreciated that he needed to do something to ease Mbappe’s discontent and therefore tried to find a potential suitor in the summer for Neymar.
However, Newcastle were the only option and Neymar wasn’t interested in a move to St James’ Park, while Chelsea’s reported interset, which the Brazilian was keen on, never developed.
Tensions between Mbappe and Neymar have grown in recent months, with the duo clashing over a penalty during PSG’s 5-2 win against Montpellier in August.
After Mbappe had missed a penalty earlier in the game, the pair argued over who should take PSG’s second spot-kick.
Mbappe only signed a new deal at the club in the summer after snubbing Real Madrid’s interest
Neymar eventually stepped up to take it and scored, but Mbappe didn’t celebrate with his team-mate. Subsequently, Neymar liked a series of tweets criticising Mbappe.
Following that, Mbappe seemingly refused to pass to Neymar in their Champions League clash with Juventus, when the Frenchman instead elected to shoot and missed the target.
Furthermore, a report in L’Equipe last week suggested the discontent within the squad towards Mbappe is continuing to grow.
Several of his teammates are reportedly unhappy with the French star’s attitude, which continues to change each week, with Mbappe becoming increasingly isolated within the squad.
The relationship between Neymar (right) and Mbappe (left) has deteriorated over the season
The PSG squad is now split, with Neymar – and his South American teammates turning away from Mbappe after the Brazilian learnt of the Frenchman’s desire to see him leave.
Similarly, centre-back Marquinhos and the Spanish speakers in the squad are also angry with Mbappe’s increased power.
Mbappe’s support base is ever shrinking with the club’s star man now only having the backing of his fellow French teammates Presnel Kimpembe, Nordi Mukiele and Hugo Ekitike, along with Achraf Hakimi.
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