Messi's arrival reported to have divided PSG camp with Mbappe moving away from Neymar

Arjun Singh Devgan
Paris Saint-Germain have the best front three in the world in the form of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe
Paris Saint-Germain have the best front three in the world in the form of Messi, Neymar and Mbappe / Laurence Griffiths/GettyImages

Paris Saint-Germain shocked the footballing world last summer when they announced that they had managed to sign Argentina icon, Lionel Messi from Barcelona on a free transfer in what was arguably the biggest move in the history of football.

Messi's move to PSG led many to believe that the French giants would be unstoppable on the field, but things have not gone to plan as the striker is yet to adjust to life in Paris especially in Ligue 1 as he has managed to score only one goal in the league.

PSG have been brilliant in the league but that has been due to the form of Kylian Mbappe who has taken up the goalscoring burden with nine in the league and 15 in all competitions. A recent report in L’Equipe, via GFFN has also claimed that the bond between Mbappe and Neymar has been broken following Messi's arrival as the duo have moved away from each other, and that the two former Barcelona stars have been spending more time together.

It is suggested that the PSG camp is divided between French speakers led by Presnel Kimpembe and Idrissa Gueye and Spanish speakers plus allies like Marco Veratti and Julian Draxler. Mbappe had previously been a part of the latter group, but has recently drifted back over to the former and away from his fellow forwards.

The split has been seen out in the open as Messi and Neymar were both absent from photos from Mbappe's birthday bash. A number of stars, including the likes of Sergio Ramos and Achraf Hakimi are spotted on pics, but the two South Americans appear to be missing.

It will be interesting to see how this situation pans out considering that Mbappe's current contract with PSG expires at the end of the season and that the striker is yet to agree to an extension as he looks to make a move to Real Madrid.