Mauricio Pochettino Hopeful of New Paris Saint-Germain Deal for Kylian Mbappe

Kylian Mbappe's future remains a topic of much speculation
Kylian Mbappe's future remains a topic of much speculation / John Berry/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain boss Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he is hopeful that Kylian Mbappe will sign a new deal with the club.

Mbappe is out of contract in 2022, and has been long-linked with a switch to Real Madrid. Recent reports have claimed that the Ligue 1 giants have offered the Frenchman a new four-year deal with a considerable wage hike.

Speaking about Mbappe’s future, Pochettino told Canal+: “I am an optimist, and I hope that the best players at the club, in this case Kylian, will stay here.” (h/t beIN Sports)

The 22-year-old scored twice as PSG secured a dramatic 3-2 win over Saint-Etienne on Sunday. "We got into a bit of trouble. When we lead 2-1 like that, we have to keep the score," Mbappe told Canal+.

He added, "But we didn't give up, we wanted to win. The championship is extremely important to us - it is a primary objective. It would be the 10th for the club and we want to participate in the history of the club. We want to win, we are competitors. People think it's easy to win. This year, it's good, there is a title race, it shows that it is not easy what we have done in recent years. We want to keep doing it. There is no secret; we have to give our all and win all the matches."

Mbappe has been on fire for PSG this season, scoring 23 in 28 appearances Ligue 1 this season, as well as a further eight in the Champions League to help his side reach the semi-finals.