The attack with the cult trio of Paris Saint-Germain stars may soon disband. Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe do not have much time together.
The French club are planning for next season, after another disappointing campaign at the continental level. The future of head coach Cristophe Galtier is also in question.
The idea that the Paris club is aiming for at the moment is a big change, a new look, a separate identity. Their ‘Galactico’ era did not bring the expected success. So it’s time to refresh everything.
PSG’s plan is to build a squad of young French talents, led by Mbappe. This decision to invest in young rising talent is similar to the change in Real Madrid’s procurement policy in recent years.
The French club also wants to develop an identity, to have a connection between the team and the fans. It’s also a more sustainable approach to finance, along with a more French presence in the squad.
Messi leaves, complicated Neymar
PSG want Messi to stay for another year, but not at any cost. And with the current situation, the two sides may soon end their relationship. For his part, the Argentinian is open to a return to Barcelona, if that is a viable option.
Meanwhile, PSG think that Neymar’s era is over and they want to sell the Brazilian player permanently. PSG do not see Neymar as part of the club’s future. However, with a lucrative contract that lasts until 2027, it will be difficult for PSG to find a partner willing to spend money to buy Neymar.
The player most likely to stay – and most wanted by the club – is Mbappe, despite recent tensions between him and the team.
PSG consider Mbappe to be an iconic player, the face of the present and the future. However, they need to convince Mbappe that he himself can achieve great achievements at the Parc des Princes.
Mbappe wants to win the Champions League. At that time, PSG had to bring a project that the player believed that the team could fulfill this dream of reaching the top of Europe.
What do they say?
In France, the media reported that PSG are ready to let Messi go this summer and also want to part with Neymar. But they also admit that the second option is very difficult to come true.
However, some believe that the owner of Qatar wants to keep Messi because of the image value. It is not excluded that next season, both Mbappe and Neymar will stay in Paris, because Neymar is too difficult to sell and Messi is still valuable to the team.
Tieu Lam | 22:22 04/28/2023