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Neymar v Mbappe: Will PSG be able to keep their star forwards this summer?

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Kylian Mbappe. Neymar Junior. Paris St.Germain.

2 super stars. 1 superclub. Endless rumors and controversies surrounding these three have been circulated in the media ever since Neymar moved to PSG in 2017.

And given what just happened between Mbappe and Neymar when PSG won the Trophee des Champions against Rennes, it seems that the rumors will not stop any time soon.


So what exactly happened between those two?

PSG took on Rennes in the Trophee des Champions on 3rd August, which is the traditional curtain-opener game for the French football season. Having fallen behind to a shock goal from Rennes’ Adrien Hunou, PSG made a comeback in the second half thanks to goals from Mbappe and Angel di Maria.

After the final whistle, the team gathered for a photo-op session with the trophy. Neymar, who had missed the game due to a suspension he picked up at the Coupe de Ligue final last season, came down from the stands to pose with the team.

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And that is when it happened.

As the squad huddled to get a photo, Mbappe came and pushed Neymar out of the frame, quite deliberately.

Neymar, at that time was talking to a teammate who was sitting on the field.

After pushing Neymar out of the frame, Mbappe came back and resumed clicking pictures with the rest of his team.

According to a source, Neymar was “visibly upset” at Mbappe, although it is not sure if Mbappe did that as a joke or if he actually meant it.


Whatever the case, this will be of great interest to those at FC Barcelona who have reportedly expressed interest in bringing Neymar back to the club.

We do not know the full story yet, but it seems that there is a lot of strain in the relationship between Neymar and his teammates, as he has reportedly also had squats with Edinson Cavani and Adrien Rabiot in the past.

Do you think Neymar will stay or go? Drop your thoughts in the comments!