The Paris Saint-Germain president has revealed the French champions have started contract extension negotiations with both Neymar and Kylian Mbappé and is “very confident” that the two most expensive players in history will stay at the club beyond 2022.
The Brazil forward, who moved to the Parc des Princes from Barcelona for a world record £198m in August 2017, scored a hat-trick as PSG thrashed Istanbul Basaksehir on Wednesday, while Mbappé added the other two goals in a 5-1 victory.
“We have begun to talk with Neymar and Kylian Mbappé, the discussions will remain confidential but I am very confident,” Nasser al-Khelaifi told RMC after the match. “They both want to stay with us at PSG.”
Neymar has yet to sign an extension to the five-year deal he agreed when he left Barcelona, which is estimated to be worth around £600,000 a week, but he admitted he is considering extending his stay in the French capital.
“I am very happy here in Paris. I am very happy at the club, with my teammates,” he said. “The idea of leaving does not cross my mind. We need to talk. we have a very good relationship, I am very happy at Paris Saint-Germain.”
The 28-year-old also said after PSG’s win over Manchester United last week that he would relish the opportunity to play for the same team as Lionel Messi again, with the Barcelona forward’s contract expiring at the end of this season.
“What I want most of all is to play with Messi again, to be able to enjoy him once again on the pitch,” said Neymar. “He can play in my place, I have no problem with that. But I want to play with him next year, for sure. We have to do it next season.”
Mbappé, who at 21 years and 355 days has now surpassed Messi’s record as the youngest player to score 20 goals in the Champions League, initially joined PSG on loan from Monaco four weeks after Neymar’s arrival before making his move permanent for £166m.