Neymar could be on the move this summer as a consequence of Kylian Mbappe extending his contract with PSG.
News broke on Saturday that Mbappe had decided against joining Real Madrid and would instead be extending his contract with the French champions.
Irrespective of how much PSG have presumably offered him to stick around at the Parc des Princes, Mbappe staying is a seismic moment for football.
It could be a changing of the guard, with Real Madrid no longer having ultimate player pull, or it could represent footballer’s lust for not only cash – but power.
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According to reports, Mbappe has signed along the dotted line with PSG on the proviso that they will rid themselves of fellow superstar Neymar this summer.
🚨🥇| Kylian Mbappe asked PSG for Ousmane Dembele and to let Neymar go, PSG are trying to find a way for Neymar’s exit. @Santos_Relevo
— Madrid Xtra (@MadridXtra) May 21, 2022
How much truth there is to that remains to be seen, but it has long been suggested that Mbappe and Neymar are not exactly best friends.
Could Mbappe have used his negotiating foothold to force Neymar out of the club this summer? Over the coming weeks and months, we shall find out…