And with PSG willing to allow him to leave for free in order to keep him for the rest of 2021-22 – rather than cash-in in January – club are certain to race to Mbappe on January 1 to convince him to commit to them.
The French forward, who has been linked with a summer transfer, scored PSG’s second goal of the night after Mauro Icardi had opened the scoring in the 19th minute. He claimed the most important thing was to enjoy the victory rather than discuss what might happen after the season.
Mbappe has always played his cards close to his chest when it comes to his next move, admitting in an interview this week that he “had not yet decided” on his future.
The six-time Ballon d’Or winner has seen a move to France mooted, as he edges his way towards free agency, but Pochettino insists he did not sound the 33-year-old out on Tuesday.
The Brazil legend, who played at PSG between 2001 and 2003 before going on to become one of the best players of his generation at Barcelona, has told the French club’s official YouTube channel: “All the players in the world want to play at Paris Saint-Germain, the best in the world are at PSG, so they’re the best club in the world.
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