Neymar and Mbappe will agree PSG stay soon, predicts Verratti

Paul Macdonald
Paul Macdonald Updated: 20 May 2021 11:26 BST 2 min read
Neymar and Mbappe will agree PSG stay soon, predicts Verratti

Marco Verratti is confident Neymar and Kylian Mbappe will agree to renew their contracts with Paris Saint-Germain soon.

World Cup winner Mbappe has been heavily linked with a move to Real Madrid.

Brazil international Neymar, meanwhile, has been connected with a return to former club Barcelona.

But PSG are in negotiations to keep both star forwards, with fans dreaming Barca icon Lionel Messi could arrive next season to form what could be an unstoppable front three.

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    And PSG midfielder Verratti is also hopeful that a resolution is not too far away, explaining he is urging his team-mates to put pen to paper.

    “Every day I ask Neymar and Mbappe to stay!” he said to TF1.

    “Sometimes I say to Kylian: ‘Have you signed yet, have you signed?’

    “I think they will soon find an agreement because they are both happy here.

    “Of course I’m a little worried but I don’t think they’re going to leave. They are part of one of the best teams in the world.

    “In truth, I think there is no better team than PSG.”

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    Verratti also has no plans to leave PSG, who lost in last season’s Champions League final against Bayern Munich.

    The Italy international added: “I am in love with this club. My dream is to win the Champions League with Paris.

    “It would be a historic moment.”

    Verratti, Neymar and Mbappe all played in the rescheduled 5-1 Champions League win over Istanbul Basaksehir when it was concluded on Wednesday.

    Neymar scored a hat-trick and Mbappe netted the other two for in-form PSG.

    Thomas Tuchel’s men, who are top of the Ligue 1 table, play again on Sunday when they host third-place Lyon.