The PSG pair’s muddy relationship might be the result of their similar profiles.
Paris Saint-Germain advisor Luis Campos has suggested the Ligue 1 giants made a mistake by signing both Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
Both players have found wonderful starts to the new season, forming a devastating attacking trio alongside Lionel Messi at Parc des Princes.
However, Campos believes PSG didn’t make the right decision when adding both players to their ranks.
“We made the mistake in the past of recruiting two players in the same position,” he told RMC Sport’s Rothen s’enflamme podcast.
“The transfer window is not good because we lack players in key positions and because we have an overlap of players in other positions.”
Last week, Mbappe admitted he feels more ‘freedom’ playing for France. His comments triggered a response from PSG manager Christophe Galtier who admitted the club need to complete their attacking line by signing a fourth forward.
“I don’t think he has less freedom,” Galtier said ahead of PSG’s upcoming league clash against Nice. “With Giroud, he has someone who opens up spaces for him.
“We don’t have that player profile but he’s just as smart to find other moves with Leo and Neymar giving him the ball in his preferred space.
“Kylian’s analysis is correct. He’s not in the same system for his club and national team. This is a discussion I’ve had with the president and Luis Campos about our attack.
“We were all convinced we needed a fourth player in that position with a different profile, but that player did not come [in the transfer window]. It’s a shame but that’s how it is.”