Neymar and Mbappé will stay at PSG, Al-Khelaifi confirms
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi said Neymar and Kylian Mbappé will not be leaving the club at least not in the immediate future.
Neymar and Kylian Mbappé will stay at Paris Saint-Germain, club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi stated after the team's incredible 1-2 win over Atalanta in the Champions League quarter-finals in Lisbon on Wednesday.
Under contract at PSG until 2022, Neymar and Mbappé have both been linked with moves away from the Ligue 1 champions. However, Al-Khelaifi said the pair would stay at PSG as he lauded their class.
"Ney, with Kylian, he's one of the best players in the world. He's in the top three," he told RMC Sport, via L'Equipe. "Ney was the man of the match [against Atalanta]. He had a great match. He and Kylian are not going to leave. They are going to stay."
Special night for PSG
After going behind to a Mario Pasalic goal, PSG left it late to overcome Atalanta, Marquinhos equalising in the 90th minute before Eric Maxim Choupo-Moting netted the winner three minutes later. Al-Khelaifi added that he is proud of PSG, who are aiming to win their first Champions League title and face either RB Leipzig or Atlético Madrid at the semi-final stage.
"It's a very special day for us, it's magnificent. It's something special, we need that to change mentalities," he said. "I am very proud, I thank the players, the staff. It was not easy after stopping the Championship [due to the coronavirus pandemic]. We showed a great mentality, great players. I am very happy. This is the first time that we have reached the semi-finals [since Qatar Sports Investments took over in 2011]. It's historic."
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