Juventus midfielder Leandro Paredes has admitted he ‘did not have a relationship’ with Kylian Mbappe throughout their time collectively at Paris Saint-Germain.
The 28-year-old spent three years taking part in alongside Mbappe for the French champions, however is spending this season on mortgage at Juve in a bid to earn extra taking part in time earlier than the World Cup.
Mbappe has lengthy been rumoured to be a divisive determine within the PSG dressing room, with Brazil ahead Neymar among the many detractors of the 23-year-old Frenchman.
“I’m not the one to speak about him. I had a reference to those I had a relationship with,” Paredes informed ESPN Argentina whereas on worldwide responsibility with Argentina this week.
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“However the ones I did not have a relationship with, I am unable to let you know about them.”
The alleged rift between Mbappe and a few of his high-profile teammates has been an ongoing story this season, with Neymar particularly showing to ‘like’ a variety of social media posts criticising Mbappe following PSG’s 5-2 win over Montpellier in August once they clashed over who would take a penalty – head coach Chrisophe Galtier was later compelled to minimize any lingering frostiness.
The World Cup winner was even accused of campaigning for the membership to promote Neymar this summer season after signing a profitable new contract to push back curiosity from Actual Madrid.