Mauricio Pochettino insists PSG will do everything to keep Kylian Mbappe
Mauricio Pochettino insists PSG will ‘do everything’ to keep Kylian Mbappe but admits the French side will have to ‘change their mind’ as the attacker’s contract expires next summer amid interest from Real Madrid
- Kylian Mbappe’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires in the summer of 2022
- The 22-year-old attacker has admitted he wanted to leave last summer
- But PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino hopes to convince Mbappe to stay
- The France international has said Real Madrid is the only club he would leave for
PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has said he is determined to keep Kylian Mbappe at the club for the long term.
The 22-year-old’s contract at the Parc des Princes expires next summer and he will be free to talk to foreign clubs from January, with a free transfer on the way in 2022.
Mbappe admitted in recent weeks that he wanted to leave in the summer – and only leave for Spanish giant Real Madrid – but Pochettino insists the Ligue 1 club will do its very best to keep Mbappe in Paris.
PSG boss Mauricio Pochettino has revealed he is determined to keep Kylian Mbappe in Paris
“Mbappe is fine, he is a calm boy with a lot of personality and a very social nature, he is clear about things and loves football, he is very mature for 22 years old,” he said. HANDLE and radio MARCA.
“Kylian will make the decision he has to make and the club will do everything they can to keep him because we’re taking about one of the best players in the world at the age of 22.
“I am left with the fact that the situation is open and anything can happen in the future, the position of a few months ago may change in the future.
“PSG as a club certainly have the ambition and the ability to convince him and offer him things so that he can stay and be happy, the opportunities that he can change his mind are there.”
Pochettino also provided an update on the condition of Sergio Ramos, who has not played for the club since he joined this summer.
Pochettino also provided an update on the condition of Sergio Ramos, who has yet to make his debut
“Unfortunately, Ramos has not yet started training with the group, but he is close,” Pochettino added.
“We are happy with his progression, he is a great champion and someone who will not doubt his qualities and football talent. He is not having a good time at the moment, but he is strong.
“Hopefully he can return to the national team, but that is a question for Luis Enrique, Ramos at his best is undoubtedly one of the best central defenders in world football.”