PSG Sporting Director Admits Club Made Mistake in Buying Both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar

PSG Sporting Director Admits Club Made Mistake in Buying Both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar

  • Recently appointed Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Luis Campos has revealed that the club erred in signing both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar
  • Campos feels like signing two high-profile players who play in the same position limits the club's ability to strengthen other areas
  • PSG were reportedly set to move on Neymar, but Campos has since denied those reports

Paris Saint-Germain sporting director Luis Campos has now stated that the club made a mistake in signing both Kylian Mbappe and Neymar.

This comment comes on the backdrop of a protracted battle between the two stars who have been feuding.

Neymar, Kylian Mbappe, Luis Campos, PSG
Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe and Neymar. Photo by Franck Fife.
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Campos, who was appointed this season, claims that PSG erred in buying two players who play in similar positions.

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The football administrator might have failed to mention the two stars by name but took issue with the club's previous transfer policies.

Neymar was signed from Barcelona for a world-record fee in 2017. He was followed by Mbappe, who joined from Monaco after initially impressing on loan.

We made the mistake in the past of recruiting two players in the same position. The transfer window is not good because we lack players in key positions and because we have an overlap of players in other positions, said Ocampos as quoted by GFFN

Both Mbappe and Neymar prefer to operate from the left-hand side though Mbappe has at times been used as the striker or Neymar as a false 9.

The same comparisons can be drawn in the goalkeeping area, where PSG has both Gianluigi Donnaruma and Keylor Navas. Navas might be advanced in age, but he is still a decent goalkeeper.

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Campos' new transfer policies took shape this summer as PSG chose not to buy high-profile players in their recruitment drive, as captured by ESPN.

Sergio Ramos had to step in to calm the tension between Mbappe and Neymar

Sports Brief had earlier reported that veteran defender Sergio Ramos provided his wealth of leadership experience during the much-publicised feud between Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.

The two Paris Saint-Germain stars were said to have ego issues that spilt over to the dressing room. Mbappe had reportedly advocated for Neymar to be sold by the club.

Neymar has in the past liked tweets condemning Mbappe's penalty-taking styles. The two had earlier clashed over a penalty in a Ligue 1 game.

Source: Sports Brief News