Pending the return of the Champions League in August, Paris Saint-Germain has a job ahead of next season: keeping Neymar and Kylian Mbappé and thinking about buying Mauro Icardi.
If on the one hand the German coach Thomas Tuchel, who is almost guaranteed to continue until 2021, enjoys the Ligue 1 title obtained in advance when the competition was suspended, sporting director Leonardo thinks about how to form a team before a season in which you risk losing some of your best players.
News of Barcelona’s alleged interest in Neymar and Real Madrid in Mbappé continues to appear in the Spanish press almost daily. As a repeat of last season.
“Mbappé and Neymar will continue at PSG, and even more with the situation we are experiencing. I was having dinner with Neymar before the quarantine and saw him very involved with the project. He told me that he had never been happier in Paris”, informed his Spanish partner Ander Herrera to Cadena Cope in mid-May. “The PSG project is for both of you to feel fulfilled in Paris,” he added.
Mauro Icardi, with 20 goals scored in 31 games, did what was necessary on the football field to pressure PSG to trigger his purchase of 70 million euros from Inter Milan. According to L’Equipe, Parisian officials hope to reduce the value of operation, taking into account the new economic context in the world of football.