Mbappé, Neymar drama in Ligue 1


This summer’s transfer window has already brought plenty of drama to Ligue 1.

And apparently the drama isn’t over yet.

Yahoo Sports reports that Monaco starlet Kylian Mbappé was kicked out of training last week.

The 18-year-old striker reportedly sparred with teammate Andrea Raggi. He has not played a single game for Monaco this season.

Mbappé, who became a sensation last year after his performances in the Champions League, has been linked with a move to Real Madrid or Paris Saint-Germain all summer. His fee has been reported at $210 million.

Mbappé was linked more strongly with Real Madrid at the start of the summer, but the most recent transfer rumors place PSG as the frontrunner for his services.

Speaking of PSG, their new marquee player, Brazilian megastar Neymar, had some blunt words for his former club.

FC Barcelona have had a difficult summer. They lost Neymar and have been unable to sign their desired targets like Liverpool’s Philippe Coutinho and Borussia Dortmund’s Ousmane Dembélé.

The Catalan outfit has also not been able to secure new deals for Andres Iniesta or Lionel Messi. Both players are reportedly upset with the direction of the club. There are even rumors that Messi’s representatives have opened discussions with Manchester City.

Dissatisfaction is so high at Camp Nou that Barcelona’s president may face a no confidence vote in September.

He should consider himself lucky that Neymar can’t vote.

The Brazilian said, “I spent four beautiful years there and parted happy But with them [the board], no. For me, they are not the people who should be there, for the direction of Barca. Barca deserve much better.

“I cannot speak now I am in another team. I don’t know what’s going on there, but I see my old team-mates sad, and it’s that which makes me sad because I have a lot of friends there. I hope that things will improve for Barca and that they will become a team that can rival others.”


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