Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) ended the season in high form with a 5-0 destruction of Metz at the Parc des Princes. Kylian Mbappe scored a hat-trick, while Neymar and Angel Di Maria were also on the scoreboard.
Meanwhile, Mbappe has signed a new contract with the Parisian. Elsewhere, the Ligue 1 champions had to receive a setback in their pursuit of the Manchester United midfielder.
On that note, here’s a look at the key PSG transfer stories for May 21, 2022:
Kylian Mbappe signs new contract with PSG
Kylian Mbappe has signed a new contract with PSG until 2025, the club have confirmed. The Frenchman’s future was previously in doubt, as his last contract expired this summer. Real Madrid are looking to pick him up in a Bosman move, but the Parisians have sought to tie him to a new deal.
Speaking after extending his stay at Parc des Princes, Mbappe expressed his desire to ‘make miracles in Paris.’
“I would like to announce that I have chosen to extend my contract with Paris Saint-Germain, and of course I am very pleased. I believe that here I can continue to develop at a club that offers everything it takes to achieve top form. I’m also very happy to continue playing in France, the country where I was born, where I grew up and where I made my name,” Mbappe said.
“I would like to thank the President, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, for his trust, understanding and patience. I would also like to thank all the fans of Paris Saint-Germain, both in France and around the world, for their support, especially in recent months. Together and with the same ambition, we will make miracles in Paris. “
Club president and CEO Nasser Al-Khelaifi also expressed his delight at Mbappe’s decision to stay.
“Kylian’s commitment to PSG represents an incredible milestone in our Club’s history and a fantastic moment for our fans around the world. Since the day Kylian joined our family, he has achieved greatness over the years every step of the way. In committing to PSG, he will be the foundation for the future of our Club both on and off the pitch,” said Al Khelaifi.
“I am incredibly proud and very happy – for Kylian, for our fans and our entire PSG family around the world – that we will continue this wonderful journey together. . For our fans and Club, the biggest chapters of our future lie ahead. “
Parisians receive blows in pursuit of Paul Pogba
PSG had to receive a strong blow when pursuing Paul Pogba. According to sources from PSG Talk on La Gazzetta dello Sport, the Manchester United midfielder has decided to join Juventus this summer. The Frenchman is in the final two months of his current contract with the Red Devils and has decided to leave Old Trafford.
The Parisians are eager to add him to their roster this summer but will now have to pursue other goals. Pogba is said to have agreed a three-year contract with the Bianconeri and will earn 10 million euros plus bonuses each year.
Mauricio Pochettino talks about Angel DI Maria’s legacy at Parc des Princes
Mauricio Pochettino paid tribute to Angel Di Maria before the player was due to leave the Parc des Princes. The Argentinian joined PSG in 2015 and has since been one of the club’s most important players. However, he will leave the club at the end of the season as a free agent.
Speaking before the match against Metz, Pochettino said that Di Maria is one of the best players in the history of the Paris team.
“For me, Angel is an outstanding player with an incredible career who achieved great things in seven years at PSG, one of the best players in the history of the club.” Pochettino said.
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