Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Leonardo has admitted that the club are nearing the point at which Kylian Mbappe must make a decision about his future.
The French club want their young star to renew, but he has been constantly linked with a move away from the Parc des Princes. “I have been surprised by some of the talk surrounding Mbappe,” Leonardo told France Bleu.
“He still has a full season [remaining on his contract]. His status at the club is more and more important and he is constantly shouldering more responsibilities.” Then there is consistency and his career path to take into account.
We have been talking to him for some time and the time to make a decision has arrived. “PSG are also keen for Neymar to put pen to paper on a new deal, while they are keen for Angel Di Maria and Juan Bernat, both free agents this summer, to stay at the club.
“We have also been talking with Neymar,” Leonardo confirmed.” We are on the right track. The contract is not signed yet. We are at a good moment with him.
The aim is to close it as quickly as possible. “There are also talks with Angel Di Maria and Juan Bernat. We want to renew all four of them.” We are talking less with [Julian] Draxler, who has had fewer opportunities to play in recent years. He is a player who is still important for the club.”