Paris (AFP/DPA) – Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi believes and hopes that Lionel Messi and Kylian Mbappe will remain with the French football club for the time being. He is also looking forward to Sunday’s World Cup final in Qatar, where his two best players will face each other.
Messi’s contract with Paris Saint-Germain expires at the end of this season. There are rumors of interest in the 35-year-old Argentinean, for example, from Inter Miami from the United States.
“I think he wants to stay,” said the president of the Qatari club, Paris Saint-Germain, to the French channel RMC, about Messi, before the World Cup final between France and Argentina. “We agreed we would talk after the World Cup. I can only confirm once again that he is very happy with the club and having a very good season.”
Al-Khelaifi said about the French striker, Mbappe, that he also assumes that he will stay with Paris Saint-Germain. “He has a contract. Kylian is really one of the best players at the moment, he’s a great player.” At the end of last season, Mbappe (23 years old) extended his contract, which expired in Paris, for a period of three years, until the summer of 2025.
The Paris Saint-Germain president is looking forward to the final between his stars and their teams in his home country of Qatar. “We have two best players in the world, Kylian and Leo Messi. I hope France wins, but Leo also played well in the World Cup with Argentina. I hope so too.” Both Messi and Mbappe have scored five goals in the current World Cup and are joint top scorers in the list.
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