Tuchel hints at Neymar and Mbappe exits: 'We're not naive'
- On the possibility of losing both superstars, the German says: "I want them here next season. But if not, we will find solutions."
- The Brazilian has always been linked with a move outside the club.
- The Frenchman has recently delivered a rather controversial statement: "I am at a turning point in my career. I discovered a lot of things at PSG. It may be the time to have more responsibilities, perhaps with PSG, or elsewhere for a new project."
Boom! Apparently, nothing is that great at Paris Saint-Germain right now as their head coach Thomas Tuchel has had to publicly address the mounting rumours linking both stars, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe, with the potential exit. Moreover, the boss doesn't seem too sure that the duo is set to continue at PSG.
He says, as cited by Diario AS: "This is football, we are not naive. Many clubs want to transfer many players. But if you ask me, the manager, yes, I want them here next season. But if not, we will find solutions."
What could it possibly mean? Ex-Blaugrana star Neymar has long been linked with the potential Barcelona return as there were even rumours claiming he was begging the Blaugrana board to bring him back. Even though they ceased to exit, the Brazilian doesn't seem to be happy at PSG as he has recently snubbed the awards ceremony for an evening with Rihanna.
Meanwhile, Mbappe has recently added fire to the fuel as he explicitly announced his dissatisfaction with PSG. He said: "I am at a turning point in my career. I discovered a lot of things at PSG. It may be the time to have more responsibilities, perhaps with PSG, or elsewhere for a new project. In any case thanks, everyone!"
Even though the club quickly confirmed that Mbappe would stay at PSG for the 2019/2020 campaign, the rumours are unlikely to stop spreading especially in light of Thomas Tuchel's recent statement.