The international break has given Ronald Koeman much-needed time to discuss his future roadmap with the newly elected board. Signings are an integral feature of any future plan. It’s pretty obvious that after the first round of meetings, which took place yesterday, rumors will float around.
However, this time it’s a statement from Lluis Carrasco that’s turning heads. Carrasco was the campaign manager of ‘Estimem El Barca’. He tweeted that there are chances that Mbappe’s entourage might be fed up with the Madrid rumors and look for a future elsewhere. The Catalan philanthropist also said that he might look for a future with Lionel Messi and multiple delightful young players at Barcelona.
I si l’entorn d’MBappé s’està fartant de la rumorologia madrilenya constant, i comença a plantejar-se una carrera més familiar i seriosa a l’abric de Messi, envoltat de joventut i talent a Catalunya?— Lluís Carrasco (@LluisCarrasco) March 23, 2021
The World Cup winner has currently one year remaining on his contract and has been linked to Real Madrid for a very long time now. There have also been reports that PSG are already preparing for a future without their star man. Reportedly, they believe that it’s impossible to afford Messi, Neymar, and Mbappe at the same time and might let go of him to reunite the two South American heavyweights.
If somebody had said during the last summer that the Catalan club would be having an excellent project come March, people would have mistaken him for a fool. However, that’s how quickly things change in the world of football. With the emergence of so many young talented players, the future of the Catalan club looks very secure.
The entire footballing fraternity is aware of the talent that Mbappe possesses. Any club with the resources will surely be interested in acquiring his services. With Real Madrid still not able to finalize a deal for the Frenchman, it looks like that come summer we might see a battle off the field between the two top clubs in the world.
Just in: Neymar’s entourage confirms renewal with PSG as he ‘likes the project’
Fabrizio Romano has broken huge news as part of Neymar’s contract situation with Paris Saint-Germain, which all but officially announces that the Brazilian will be staying in France, contrary to what has been reported recently. The report suggests that that he will sign his extension soon, which is bound to include a massive UCL bonus.
Neymar’s entourage have confirmed his decision to stay with the Paris outfit in conversation with France Football, saying, “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project.”
Neymar is expected to sign soon his new contract with Paris Saint-Germain until June 2026, huge UCL bonus confirmed too. His entourage just announced to France Football: “Neymar wants to stay at PSG. He sees that the club is growing. He likes the project”. 🇧🇷 #PSG https://t.co/LMnrpctSkx— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) April 12, 2021
PSG have, in fact, actually enjoyed success in Europe in the recent past. They reached the Champions League final last season, crumbling only to the unstoppable Bayern Munich by a mere one goal to nil. Since then, they have fired Thomas Tuchel, and hired Mauricio Pochettino, who inspired an incredible victory against Bayern in this season’s Champions League quarters. Spearheaded by Neymar and Mbappe, the capital-side hit the defending champions for three goals, conceding two.
Despite their lead in the UCL, they do not have a stronghold on the trophy with the likes of Manchester City, Chelsea, and Real Madrid still in the running. It becomes a lot more problematic when you realise their situation in Ligue 1.
PSG look far from comfortable in the league, which is a shocker to say the least. As it stands, Pochettino’s mean are in second place with 66 points, three adrift of Lille who top the table with one of the most impressive defensive records in Europe.
A season without either of the big trophies might force Neymar to have a change of mind, with the Barcelona project looking much more comprehensive under Joan Laporta. In fact, the new President might look at the Brazilian as the key that will allow Lionel Messi to stay at the club. We do the same rumours annually, so it is only fair if any of these ‘confirmations’ are turned on their head in the coming weeks.