Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi says he expects Neymar to stay for “a long time” at the club as the Brazilian and fellow star striker Kylian Mbappe have “no reason to leave.”
Al-Khelaifi seemed relaxed on tying down his star players when he spoke to Sky In Italy after PSG knocked out defending Champions Bayern Munich in the Champions League quarterfinal on Tuesday night.
“I think that next year Neymar will be at Paris Saint-Germain and he will stay here for a long time,” Al-Khelaifi said. “Him and Mbappe have no reason to leave.
“It’s been a fantastic night for us. We could have scored three or four goals, it’s something wonderful. I’m proud of my players.
“Now we’ll aim to win the Champions League. It’s the second year in a row we’re in the semi-finals, it’s a great success.”
Man Of The Match Neymar also confirmed to TNT Sports Brazil via Sky Sports that he is ready to renew his contract which expires in 2022.
“The contract extension with PSG is no longer an issue,” Neymar said. “Obviously, I feel very comfortable and like at home here. I feel happier than before.”
Al-Khelaifi also said that after falling short in last season’s Champions League final, the club is in a great place to go all the way and win their maiden European crown in Istanbul in May.
“We have invested a lot in the club to win the Champions League and all the trophies available,” he told RMC Sport.
“We really have everything to win every competition. We have a great team. We have respect for the others but we are there with them. We are working, and it is not over.
“We need to continue, and remain calm because the Champions League isn’t finished. We need to work more every day. The belief is there. The secret is work. The finer details are those that make the difference.”