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Thomas Tuchel Admits Both Mbappe & Neymar Could Leave PSG This Summer

Thomas Tuchel Admits Both Mbappe & Neymar Could Leave PSG This Summer

While many had expected PSG to finally get over their European hoodoo this season, the club is currently in a more uncertain position than ever.

The Ligue 1 title may have been secured in typically easy fashion, but they exited the Champions League with a whimper once again. Manchester United were the architects of their downfall this time, with PSG blowing a 2-0 advantage from the first leg at Old Trafford.

It was expected that they would go again next season, perhaps after adding one or two big name signings to their squad. However, it appears they are in danger of losing their two best players.

Kylian Mbappe hinted earlier this week that he could seek a new challenge this summer, while the rumours linking Neymar with the exit door persist.

Speaking to the media today, PSG manager Thomas Tuchel admitted that the pair could leave the club this summer.

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As a coach, I do want them to continue, but this is football, we are not naive.

Many clubs want to transfer many players and the market is crazy, but if you ask me, the coach, yes, I want them here next season. But if they are not, we will find solutions.

Mbappe has goals, he is very intelligent and maybe he thought it was time to say it, but he is invited, like all PSG players, to assume responsibilities.

It is not necessary to make a speech to say that. He's a special guy, he wants to score, score and score, win all the possible titles. We have to accept it, I'm not angry.

Real Madrid are assuredly rubbing their hands with glee at these comments, with the Spanish giants credited with an interest in both players.

PSG would certainly face an uncertain future were Mbappe and Neymar to engineer moves away this summer, as they would likely find it incredibly difficult to attract stars of a similar level to France.

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