Brazil forward Neymar wants to extend Paris Saint-Germain contract and urges Kylian Mbappe to do the same; “I want to stay at PSG, and I hope Kylian will stay too. We want PSG to be a great team”; PSG suffered shock defeat to Lorient on Sunday
Neymar has openly confirmed his desire to stay at Paris Saint-Germain and extend his contract, and hopes that Kylian Mbappe will do the same.
The Brazilian forward has been in talks with the club to extend his stay at the Parc des Princes, which is currently due to expire next year.
Neymar’s time at PSG has not always been idyllic, with the club’s fans publicly telling him to leave after he handed in a transfer request in the summer of 2019 and reported back late for pre-season training.
But in an interview with TF1, he looked determined to put the ups and downs of the past behind him and excel under new manager Mauricio Pochettino alongside Kylian Mbappe.
“I am very happy today,” he said. “I feel happy. Things have changed a lot, I can’t exactly explain why – if it’s just me, or something else has changed.
“But today, I am feeling good. I have adapted. I feel calmer and I’m very happy here. I want to stay at PSG, and I hope Kylian will stay too. Of course, that is the wish of every PSG supporter.
“We want PSG to be a great team, and I want to continue doing what I’ve done every day in Paris – play football and be happy. That is the most important thing.”
The winter transfer window closes at 11pm on Monday, February 1.