Paris St-Germain are no strangers to their star men attracting the headlines, and two of their most influential – Neymar and Kylian Mbappe – have taken centre stage in recent days.
Brazil forward Neymar hosted a lavish birthday party in Paris complete with all-white dress code, while France World Cup winner Mbappe and PSG boss Thomas Tuchel had a very public falling-out on the touchline.
BBC Radio 5 Live’sJulien Laurens– who was at the party – and European football expertGuillem Balaguediscussed PSG’s issues and what the future holds on the latest Euro Leagues podcast.
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French football journalist Laurens lifts the lid on who else was at the party and what exactly went on.
Laurens:“It was a busy Sunday night in Paris in one of the posh nightclubs. It was Neymar’s birthday, 28 on Wednesday. There was around 300-400 people, the whole PSG squad were invited, a lot of Neymar’s Brazilian friends, actors and surfers, his big entourage. He has lots of friends and family, his agent and all of that.
“Also people like [Lyon forward] Memphis Depay, it’s not often you see a rival club coming to the party of a big star of a rival club. What I love about Memphis on the night was he wearing designer wellies, just the £1,200 worth. I suspect they are very good wellies and they were all white. Memphis, with a little twist with his wellies, he managed to colour some bits in. It was pretty cool.