29/04/2022; 3:58 PM By : Steven D. Thompson
As we approach another transfer window, Kylian Mbappe will once again be the most-talked-about name, and PSG will be at the centre of it all. The chairman of beIN Media Group and president of Paris Saint-Germain has been at odds with the situation around the club. With all the money pumped into the club, they are still far from reaching their desired goals. It must be causing the Qatari businessman headaches.
There have been massive investments at the club, with the expectations of rich dividends, but they have managed to dominate the French Ligue 1. PSG crashed from the UEFA Champions League in the round of 16, losing to Real Madrid. They were also bundled out of the Coupe de France by Nice. The season has been one to forget for the Paris giants. To go with, there is speculation swirling around some of their personnel.
Following the walkout by PSG fans as they won the French Ligue 1, speculations have been rife of a philosophical falling out between Mauricio Pochettino and the hierarchy at the club. Reports suggest that a deal to ease the Argentine out of the club was in the works. All these, combined with the constant rumours of Mbappe leaving the club for Real Madrid, are enough to unsettle the club.
Despite this, Pochettino is confident he will still be at the helm at PSG next season. Pochettino also believes Mbappe will still fly the colours of PSG next season.
Pochettino cuts the mien of a quiet gentleman, but the Argentine has exhibited rare confidence recently. The PSG manager has come under the scrutiny of fans following their dismal results this season. Despite winning their eighth league title in the last ten years, the fans and top hierarchy of the club are not satisfied. The Champions League is what the club covets, and it has continued to elude PSG.
Since their ouster from the Champions League, there has been unending speculation surrounding Pochettino’s future with PSG. New reports emerged of Antonio Conte suggested as a possible replacement for the former Tottenham manager.
Pochettino is adamant about being in charge of the club come next season. In an interview on Thursday, Pochettino boasted about his status with the club. He said he was 100% sure he would still be at the club next season.
Real Madrid continue to maintain calm in their bid to land Kylian Mbappe. Reports suggest there is a deal between Mbappe and Real Madrid, and it’s just a matter of time before its announcement.
PSG have been under pressure to convince Mbappe to renew his contract with the club. Despite handing the 23-year-old the keys to the city, they are no closer to agreeing on a deal. However, Pochettino is confident that the French star is going nowhere.
In a recent interview where he boasted about his future, the Argentine claimed that Mbappe would still be a PSG player next season.
BBC reports that PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi had positive talks with the representatives of the Frenchman in Doha and is confident that Mbappe would remain a PSG player. He said he was absolutely sure the World Cup winner would renew his contract.
Although, odds from bookmakers seem to suggest that the Frenchman will likely leave the club this summer.