The day after the qualification of Paris SG for the quarter-finals of the Champions League, Leonardo spoke at length on the hot issues of the Parisian news.
Leonardo was the guest of RMC this Thursday, a few hours after the qualification of his Paris SG for the quarter-finals of the Champions League. If the sporting director especially emphasized the performance of his people, the mentality and maturity of his team and the work of Mauricio Pochettino, he obviously could not avoid questions on the hot issues of the moment. With, in particular, the work of extensions.
The Parisian leader confirmed that discussions were on very good track with Angel Di Maria for an extension until June 2022, hoping to conclude “in the coming days” , before taking stock for Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. And the message is clear. “You know that we want to extend them, there is no secret, we discuss with them, we try to reach the conclusion as quickly as possible, to know the position of each one” , he said. explained before continuing.
Everything is clear in the Mbappé file
“The position of PSG is clear. There are two parts. Both must want. We talk, we move forward, there is a moment when we will have to come to a conclusion to have a clear idea of everyone’s intentions. We will make the decisions at the appropriate time. We have to manage all of this well. We discuss, we talk. We will arrive at the moment when everyone will do what they want to do. Kylian Mbappé is under contract with PSG until June 30, 2022, it’s a fact, there are still 15 months left, we want to talk to extend, we talked about the details, everyone knows, we will arrive at the moment when it is going to position itself. We speak very clearly, ” he said, in full transparency.
The 51-year-old Brazilian then addressed the rumors sending Lionel Messi (33, Barcelona) and Cristiano Ronaldo (36, Juventus) to PSG this summer. “We are always attentive. But honestly, there is nothing at all in relation to the future, apart from the overtime of the players already with us. There is nothing concrete for another player. We are also obliged to measure the financial impact of this season, complicated with the pandemic, ” he replied before adding.“The PSG is almost always in all the files, the transfer window is very fluid, everyone is looking. PSG is highly desired, in general. All the great players are announced at PSG, we must promote that too. We are in a position to speak with the greatest players, but today, we have no negotiations in progress with any player, ” he concluded. It is said !