The 'MSN' Trio Breaks Apart Mbappe's Departure Causes Stir at PSG
Through the announcement of Lionel Messi's departure, the 'MSN' trio breaks apart. After moving to Inter Miami, Messi considered Mbappe and Neymar as PSG's future stars. However, within a few days, Mbappe dealt PSG a bigger blow. In his letter, he states that he will not renew the contract as planned in 2024 and wants to leave the club. This decision causes a stir at PSG.
The club makes it clear that there is no possibility of leaving as a free agent. Mbappe will have to renew the contract, or else he will have to look for a new address this summer. Several offers, including a 300 million Euros proposal from Saudi Arabian club Al Hilal, have been received for the French star. The situation at PSG is now at a critical point, with Mbappe's departure seeming extraordinary. Even if Mbappe leaves PSG, Neymar, who was the main player throughout the cycle, will remain the biggest star at the club.
In 2017, Neymar arrived at PSG for a record fee of 222 million Euros, and shortly afterward, Mbappe came to the club, becoming the second most expensive player in history. Despite having these two exceptional talents, PSG has not achieved the desired success in the last six years. Although they reached the Champions League final in the 2019-20 season, Neymar and Mbappe failed to bring the trophy.
Their rivalry also escalated at times. While Neymar initially expressed fascination with the Brazilian star, he gradually started opposing Mbappe due to his injuries and lack of consistency. Amidst all this, there were rumors of Neymar's potential departure, but he chose to stay at PSG. On the other hand, Mbappe also seemed to be heading for Real Madrid, but PSG successfully retained him. However, the relationship between Mbappe and Neymar affected PSG's performance.
Even after bidding farewell to the Champions League last season, Messi and Neymar are regularly in touch. PSG supporters even protested in front of Neymar's house. At that time, rumors circulated about both players leaving the club, including Chelsea and Manchester United showing interest in Neymar. However, the wind changed direction after the club exchange began. Messi has settled in the United States, and Mbappe is also on the same path. The journey of this 'trio' started with Neymar, and it is believed that in the coming season, Neymar will be responsible for PSG.
The decision to change Neymar's role played a part in the PSG coach Luis Enrique's arrival. During his time at Barcelona, Neymar had great success working with Enrique, and they achieved the historic treble. Since Neymar's move to PSG, there has been a constant buzz surrounding his potential departure. Now, there are rumors about planning for the upcoming season at PSG, aiming to keep him as the main player.
However, the challenge for Neymar is not insignificant. If Mbappe stays until the end, then in the upcoming season, PSG will have to start everything anew with him. Still, their primary goal remains winning the Champions League, where Neymar will have a significant role to play. It might be his last chance to do so.
In addition to achieving big things, Neymar also needs a suitable partner. So, PSG's fate in the transfer market will also play a crucial role in the team's success. Neymar's individual stardom will depend on many factors, including the team's performance and who they surround him with.
All in all, Neymar has an excellent opportunity to shine individually in the upcoming season. His career path depends on making the most of this opportunity as well.