Lionel Messi and Neymar ready to quit PSG at the end of the season amid Kylian Mbappe tensions

MESSI AND NEYMAR

Lionel Messi and Neymar are both on the verge of leaving Paris-Saint Germain at the end of the season, according to reports.

Messi is yet to sign an extension to his current deal, which expires at the end of the season, while the Brazilian is still under contract until 2025.

The news comes amid renewed tension within the French club’s squad following disappointing defeats against Marseille and Monaco.

Following Saturday’s 3-1 league defeat to Monaco, Neymar was said to have been involved in a dressing room altercation with the superstar disappointed by the attitude of several of his teammates.

In addition, tension remains between the forward and new vice-captain Kylian Mbappe. The two first publicly clashed in August in an on-field altercation over penalties, with tensions seemingly not letting up since then.

The French striker, who signed a contract extension before the start of the season, was also handed the vice-captain position in January, seemingly without the knowledge of former vice-chairman Presnel Kimpembe, in another move that has fueled tensions within the squad.

Christoph Galtier’s side are currently preparing to face German club Bayern Munich in the last 16 of the Champions League tonight with the club still without a win in the tournament since their Qatar-backed takeover in 2011.

Although they are still five points clear at the top of the table, poor recent form and just two wins in their last five games have increased the pressure on Galtier with new reports likely to increase speculation about team unity.

Messi – who joined the club in 2021 following his emotional exit from Barcelona – is yet to sign a new contract extension and the 35-year-old has been heavily linked with a move to MLS side Inter Miami after this season.

And following Mbappe’s apparent commitment to the club with his recent contract extension, Neymar is now weighing up his future at the Parc des Princes, with the club reportedly unimpressed with the star’s attitude and recent performances.

The 31-year-old joined the club for a record £198million in 2017 and has won four Ligue 1 trophies during his time at the club.

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