Mauricio Pochettino Not Worried About Kylian Mbappe's PSG Future

By Amreen
Mbappe has been linked with an exit from PSG
Mbappe has been linked with an exit from PSG / Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

Mauricio Pochettino has admitted he is not worried about Kylian Mbappe's future at Paris Saint-Germain, and insisted the Frenchman remains 'one of our players'.

Mbappe is in the final 12 months of his contract, and has been linked with a move to Real Madrid, who are closely monitoring his contract situation. PSG are yet to reach an agreement with the 22-year-old over contract extension, but according to Gazzetta dello Sport, as quoted by the Metro, Mbappe has major concerns about Lionel Messi's arrival at the club and believes the Argentine's presence could put him 'in the shadow'.

However, Pochettino admitted he is unfazed with all the transfer talk and believes Mbappe will stay on at the Parc des Princes.

"It's not for me to comment on just any statement," he said. "The president and Leonardo do not have to reassure me because as the president said, Kylian is one of our players. I am the coach of PSG and I want to have the best players, like the other coaches. We have a very well balanced workforce.

"The arrival of Messi has produced something that everyone can feel. We know Messi is the best player in the world or one of the best. We have several players and Mbappé is also one of the best players in the world. We have to make sure that all these talents are put to the service of the collective, that it be fluid so that we can create something important in the team."

Angel di Maria also believes that Mbappe will stay at PSG as he will not be able to find a better team elsewhere. "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."