PSG Boss Mauricio Pochettino Breaks Silence on Kylian Mbappe's Future at Parc des Princes

© REUTERS / STEPHANE MAHESoccer Football - Ligue 1 - Stade Rennes v Paris St Germain - Roazhon Park, Rennes, France - October 3, 2021 Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino
Soccer Football - Ligue 1 - Stade Rennes v Paris St Germain - Roazhon Park, Rennes, France - October 3, 2021 Paris Saint-Germain coach Mauricio Pochettino - Sputnik International, 1920, 14.10.2021
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Kylian Mbappe has long been linked with a move to Spanish behemoth Real Madrid as their president Florentino Perez is extremely keen to land him at the Santiago Bernabeu. However, the La Liga team's attempts to sign him during the summer didn't succeed, as Brazilian PSG sporting director Leonardo Nascimento de Araujo declined all their offers.
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) manager Mauricio Pochettino has finally broken his silence on French superstar Kylian Mbappe's future at the Parc des Princes. The Argentine went on to suggest that the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner could still stay with the Ligue 1 club despite snubbing their latest contract offer.

"Mbappe is fine, he's a calm boy with a lot of personality and a very sociable character. He is clear about things and loves football. He's very mature for 22 years old," Pochettino said in an interview to Radio MARCA. "Kylian will make the decision he has to make and the club will do everything possible to keep him, because we're talking about one of the best players in the world at 22."

Pochettino's stand appears to be an extension of what Leonardo and PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi have claimed for some time.
The duo is confident that Mbappe will remain with the Paris-based side as talks have resumed between the player and the club's management about a possible contract extension.

But Pochettino also hinted that Mbappe was playing hardball with the club and that's why he said that anything was possible in the next few months, considering the French forward's contract with the Parisians expires next year.

"I'm left with the fact that the situation is open and in the future anything can happen. The position of a few months ago may change in the future. PSG as a club certainly have the ambition and ability to persuade him and offer him things so that he can stay and be happy. The possibilities that he could change his mind are there," Pochettino concluded.

While his transfer saga has hogged all the headlines in recent days, Mbappe has been in great form both for France and PSG.
Not only has he led the country to UEFA Nations League glory during the weekend, but has also guided PSG to the top of the table in Ligue 1.
The Afro-French player's four goals have played a major role in a few PSG wins this season.
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