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Pochettino hopeful Mbappé will stay at PSG

Publish on 06/03/2021 at 13:59 - I. HOLYMAN

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Mauricio Pochettino hopes Kylian Mbappé will "stay on for numerous years at Paris Saint-Germain" as the reigning Ligue 1 Uber Eats champions look to extend the FIFA World Cup winner's contract beyond 2022.

The four-year deal Mbappé signed when his move from Monaco to PSG was made permanent in 2018 runs out at the end of next season. The capital club are now hoping to persuade the France international forward, who has a league-leading 18 goals this season, to prolong his stay at the Parc des Princes.

 

Pochettino, who replaced Thomas Tuchel in December, is fully aware of the importance Mbappé has in the squad.

 

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"We have a natural relationship, that has been very good since I arrived two months ago," said the former Tottenham Hotspur and Southampton coach. 

 

"The club and I want him to stay. He's a player we count on a lot, who is very important to the team. We hope that he will be able to stay on for numerous years at Paris Saint-Germain."

 

PSG also have the same situation with Neymar, who joined from Barcelona on a five-year deal in 2017.

 

The Brazil international has, however, publicly expressed his hope of extending his contract at the club.

 

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