Angel Di Maria has claimed Kylian Mbappe will remain at Paris Saint-Germain, insisting that the Frenchman will not be able to find a better team elsewhere.
Mbappe has been linked with a move away from the French capital, with Real Madrid touted as a potential destination. But Di Maria believes the recent acquisition of Lionel Messi will convince Mbappe that PSG is the right place for him.
"Mbappe? I think he stays," Di Maria told ESPN.
"It's obvious that he's a player that all the big teams want but with the team that PSG has now, I don't think he's going to leave. I don't think he will find a better team anywhere."
But according to Gazzetta dello Sport, as quoted by the Metro, Mbappe has major concerns about Messi's arrival at the club and believes the Argentine's presence could put him "in the shadow".
Di Maria has been teammates with Messi for Argentine for a long time, and won the Copa America earlier this summer, and the winger admitted that playing alongside his friend at club level is a dream.
“I’m more than happy,” Di Maria said. “Everything I dreamed about happened in one month; winning the Copa [America] and being able to play with Leo in the same team. It’s what I’ve always wanted.”