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‘Mbappe knows what he can do with PSG’ – Gueye unfazed by ongoing Real Madrid transfer talk

13:37 EAT 26/11/2019
Kylian Mbappe PSG 2019-20
A club colleague of the World Cup winner is confident a top talent can be kept in France, while he also has no concerns over Neymar’s commitment

Idrissa Gueye is confident that Kylian Mbappe can be kept at Paris Saint-Germain despite incessant talk of interest from Real Madrid and declarations of “love” from Blancos boss Zinedine Zidane.

Speculation has followed a World Cup-winning forward around for some time now and a switch to Spain was mooted before Mbappe took the decision to trade life at Monaco for that at their Ligue 1 rivals in the French capital.

His stock has continued to rise since that switch in 2017, with the 20-year-old starring at PSG alongside the likes of Neymar and Edinson Cavani.

Any number of sides across Europe would be happy to buy into his current ability and future potential, but few could afford to finance such a deal.

La Liga giants Real Madrid occupy that elite bracket, but Gueye believes an in-demand club colleague is aware of how much more he can achieve in his homeland.

The PSG midfielder told Marca when quizzed on Mbappe’s future: “I think he knows what he can do with PSG.

“He can help us a lot and he has a big future. He's not alone though, we're a team and if we reach the top it'll be as a team.”

Mbappe is far from the only prized asset at Parc des Princes to have generated transfer talk of late.

Brazil international Neymar pushed hard for an exit over the summer, with the South American making it clear that he wanted a return to Barcelona.

No deal was done and the 27-year-old is having to build bridges in Paris during an injury-hit 2019-20 campaign.

Gueye believes Neymar will remain fully committed to the cause for as long as he is at PSG, with there no indication from the talented forward that he will allow his standards to dip.

“In training he's even more impressive. He does what he wants. He can do anything with the ball and he's unstoppable,” added Senegalese star Gueye.

“He's a good person and I think when he came back from injury he spoke to make things clear.

“He helps us to win and despite all that was said he's been focused. He's had to be very strong to come through all that he lived through.”

Neymar was back in the PSG side as they overcame Lille 2-0 last time out, with Mauro Icardi and Angel Di Maria getting the goals for Thomas Tuchel’s reigning Ligue 1 champions.