Former Manchester United midfielder Ander Herrera has claimed his superstar Paris Saint-Germain teammates Neymar and Kylian Mbappé are set to remain at the club, despite relentless speculation surrounding their futures.
Brazilian attacker Neymar has repeatedly been linked back to former club Barcelona ever since leaving Camp Nou, and has often been criticised for the number of games he has missed through injury in Paris.
As for his teammate Mbappé, the young Frenchman is the subject of intense interest from Real Madrid, who want him to link up with compatriot Zinedine Zidane as Los Blancos seek to rebuild their ageing squad of stars.
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Yet, despite both incessantly rumoured to be heading for the exit door, Spanish midfielder Herrera has attempted to quell the speculation in an interview with COPE, saying : “Mbappé and Neymar are still at PSG and even more so with the situation that we are currently in.
“PSG’s project is such that both feel fulfilled in Paris,” added the former Bilbao man.
The two stars had been instrumental this season, as the club reached the quarter finals of the Champions League after defeating a young Borussia Dortmund side.
With the coronavirus pandemic, and its ensuing impact on football, few clubs would be able to economically justify a huge outlay of funds for either player, thus making their stay in Paris more likely.
Despite other nations vowing to revive the league season, France has decided to end Ligue 1, with PSG crowned as its champions.
With continued uncertainty over whether the Champions League will resume, the two men may have kicked their last ball of the season, and perhaps their last of their time at the Parc des Princes.
Yet, according to Herrera, that outcome seems unlikely.
He continued: “I had dinner with Neymar before the quarantine and he is very involved with the project. He told me that he has never been so happy in Paris.”
If and when the 2020/21 season kicks off, it remains likely that a mouthwatering attack of Neymar and Mbappe will lineup once more.