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Sport Mbappe and Neymar contracts? I think PSG will have some happy news soon – Leonardo

06:50  08 april  2021
06:50  08 april  2021 Source:   goal.com

Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are edging closer to signing new deals

  Kylian Mbappe and Neymar are edging closer to signing new deals Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo is 'happy' with how contract negotiations are going and insists a decision will be made 'soon'. PSG are eager to hold on to the pair.Leonardo says he is 'happy' with how contract negotiations are going and insists a decision will be made 'soon'.

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo hopes to have happy news soon regarding contract extensions for star duo Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

Neymar jumping in the air: Paris Saint-Germain duo Kylian Mbappe (L) and Neymar (R) © Getty Images Paris Saint-Germain duo Kylian Mbappe (L) and Neymar (R)

PSG have been in negotiations with both Mbappe and Neymar – who are contracted to the Ligue 1 champions until 2022 – amid reported interest from LaLiga.

Mbappe has long been tipped to join Real Madrid, while speculation continues to link Neymar with a return to Barcelona, where he left for PSG in 2017.

Asked about the pair after Mbappe's brace guided PSG to a 3-2 win at holders Bayern Munich in the opening leg of the Champions League quarter-final tie, Leonardo told Sky Italy on Wednesday: "I think we'll have some news that will make us all happy soon.

Kylian Mbappe is 'continuing to resist signing a new deal with PSG'

  Kylian Mbappe is 'continuing to resist signing a new deal with PSG' The Frenchman is out of contract in the summer of 2022 and the Ligue 1 champions have been trying to tie their star man down to an extension, with the hope of agreeing a new five-year deal. However, The Telegraph report that the chances of Mbappe staying at PSG are now only 50/50 with the club worried he will look to leave at the end of this season.

"We will soon get to a more concrete situation for Mbappe and Neymar contracts."


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Mbappe has scored eight Champions League goals this season – the joint-most in a single campaign in the competition by a Frenchman, along with Wissam Ben Yedder in 2017-18 and David Trezeguet in 2001-02.

Since making his Champions League debut in the 2013-14 campaign, Neymar has assisted 26 goals, the most of any player in this time. The Brazilian has now been directly involved in 67 goals (41 goals and 26 assists) in 66 appearances in the competition.

Mbappe and Neymar have combined for 10 Champions League goals since their first season together in 2017-18, at least three more than any other duo over this period.

Leonardo, meanwhile, was also quizzed on Milan and Italy goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, whose contract is set to expire at season's end.

Donnarumma – who worked with Leonardo before the Brazilian returned to PSG in 2019 – has been linked with PSG, Manchester United and Chelsea previously.

"I don't talk about transfers now, [Keylor] Navas is great," said Leonardo.

Neymar: PSG teammate Mbappe taught me 'to be French' .
Neymar has played alongside Kylian Mbappe at PSG since 2017 and credited him for his transition, labeling him their 'golden boy'.The 29-year-old Brazil international has been with PSG since 2017, winning numerous honours including three Ligue 1 titles and reaching last season's UEFA Champions League final.

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