With Real Madrid chasing Kylian Mbappe before the summer transfer window closes, he himself is hell-bent to leave Paris Saint-Germain. But even as Mbappe looks for a way out this summer itself, Lionel Messi has played his debut PSG match. He came in as a substitute for Neymar in Paris Saint-Germain’s Ligue 1 match against Reims. And his new head coach, Mauricio Pochettino, has spoken after his club debut. So, we bring you, in the way of PSG football news – Real on Mbappe, Pochettino on Messi.
PSG Football News – Real on Mbappe, Pochettino on Messi
Real Madrid Present Their Final Bid for Mbappe
Real Madrid are persistent in attempts to sign Kylian Mbappe from Paris Saint-Germain by the end of the transfer window.
According to Nicolo Schira, the Madrid club are preparing a new bid for the 22-year-old.
Meanwhile, though asking for 200 million euros previously, the Parisian side have now requested 250 million euros for the striker.
However, at the same time, the source claims that the Frenchman has already agreed personal terms with Real Madrid. He has committed to Los Blancos until 2027 with a salary of 35 million euros per season.
Finally, a member of Al Tani’s family said that Paris could maybe sell Mbappe for €180m plus a Madrid player.
Pochettino Discusses the Debut of Messi
Paris Saint-Germain head coach Mauricio Pochettino has commented on Lionel Messi’s debut for the club, and in Ligue 1, yesterday.
The Argentine entered the pitch with 66 minutes into the game as he was replacing Neymar.
“He was good,” Pochettino said in the post-match interview, as per RMC Sport.
“As soon as he came on, his first touches of the ball gave the team some serenity,” he elaborated.
“Even for players like Messi it’s very important to make a good debut,” the coach went on
“He’s still far from his best form but he is training well and will be at his best after the international break,” he said, conclusively.