Barcelona’s Lamine Yamal laughs off PSG rumours | OneFootball

Barcelona’s Lamine Yamal laughs off PSG rumours | OneFootball

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·25 April 2024

Barcelona’s Lamine Yamal laughs off PSG rumours

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Lamine Yamal (16) appears to have laughed off the rumours linking him with Paris Saint-Germain.

The teenage prodigy has broken into the public consciousness this season with a series of exceptional performances for Barcelona that have already begun to draw comparisons with a previous La Masia graduate; Lionel Messi (36).

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However, unlike Messi, this Barcelona player looks set to reject the advances of the French capital. It’s no secret that PSG will be investing heavily in the summer, but the reports that they could be linked with a €200 million move for Yamal always appeared somewhat far-fetched.

For starters, the two clubs famously do not have a good relationship, they have long competed over rival transfer targets, while their contrasting positions on the European Super League have added a certain courtroom drama to the sniping press conferences.

Furthermore, Yamal was reported to have a €1 billion release clause in his contract, a deterrent put in place by Barcelona to warn off clubs like PSG from bothering to contact them. An amount that has become the new normal at Barcelona after the Neymar (32) fiasco in 2017.

There was a suggestion that Yamal’s agent, Jorge Mendes, might help facilitate a move as the super agent is on good terms with PSG’s sporting director Luís Campos. However, that would have relied on Yamal trying to force through a transfer, and there has been no suggestion from the player that he would be interested in the move.

A fact that was highlighted tonight when the teenager uploaded an edited picture of himself on Twitter wearing a PSG shirt and captioned it with four crying-laughing faces. The story might rumble on, Les Parisiens are known for their persistence, but for now, Yamal has had his say.

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