PSG Sagas Continue: Lionel Messi Reportedly Has Pact With Neymar to Reduce Kylian Mbappe’s Influence at Club

PSG Sagas Continue: Lionel Messi Reportedly Has Pact With Neymar to Reduce Kylian Mbappe’s Influence at Club

Martin Moses
August 19, 2022 at 8:53 AM
  • Lionel Messi and Neymar have reportedly struck a deal on how to limit Kylian Mbappe's influence in the Paris Saint-Germain dressing room
  • Mbappe's new contract is believed to have given the French Star sweeping power after he chose to stick on in Paris rather than move to Madrid
  • The trio have been involved in some issues that have left lots of football fans talking about the potential issue of a power struggle at the club

The only piece of football news emanating from France's top-flight league this week is the power battle at Paris Saint-Germain.

Football coaches at the club have always had to deal with ego issues of the numerous superstars at the club's disposal and recently appointed manager, Christophe Galtier, is no different.

Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, Neymar, Paris Saint-Germain, Christophe Galtier
PSG players Lionel Messi, Neymar and Kylian Mbappe during a past training session. Photo by John Thys.
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Galtier is faced with the daunting prospect of reigning in and restoring order in the dressing room if recent reports are anything to go by.

New reports now indicate that Lionel Messi and Neymar have formed some sort of alliance to try and limit Kylian Mbappe's influence at the club. Mbappe's profile rose after he was handed a hefty three-year contract at the club.

He was expected to join Real Madrid this summer, but PSG chiefs ensured he stayed put by offering him the biggest deal in history. Apart from the cash rewards, the French star is also believed to have the potential to sway important decisions at the club.

El Nacional, via Sportskeeda, reports that Messi and Neymar feel threatened by Mbappe's new influence. A past report had indicated that Messi and Mbappe had clashed over Neymar's future at the club, with the latter wanting the Brazilian to leave.

Reports indicate that Mbappe wanted a meeting to iron out issues between the superstars. It is also understood that Mbappe enjoys the support of the club President Nasser Al-Khellaifi.

Kylian Mbappe bumps into Lionel Messi, triggering widespread reactions from football fans

This is just the latest in the series of power struggles facing PSG at the moment. Sports Brief had earlier reported that Kylian Mbappe's troubles at Paris Saint-Germain have escalated, with football fans now turning their attention to a clip doing rounds on social media.

In the video, Mbappe is seen pushing his teammate Lionel Messi while going to ask Neymar to allow him to take a penalty.

PSG won two penalties in their game against Montpellier over the weekend. Mbappe took responsibility for the first one, which he missed. He wanted to make amends by taking the second penalty, which Neymar refused. The Brazilian ended up scoring.

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