PARIS SAINT-GERMAIN have taken their training into the future with the addition of a new robot wall.
The technology has been introduced at the club’s training ground to help their stars practice free-kicks.
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AFPFans have joked the technology is part of a plan to keep Kylian Mbappe at the club[/caption]
Footage from their Camp des Loges base shows coaches working with the robot wall in front of goal.
The equipment consists of a wall of mannequins on wheels which move up and down to block shots.
As movement is made towards the wall, the mannequins mimic a defensive wall’s jump, shown by a coach walking towards the wall in footage from the training ground.
However, fans could not help but joke about PSG’s lack of European glory and Kylian Mbappe’s potential exit in response.
One fan wrote on social media: “Gonna need a robot to take free-kicks too considering everyone’s left.”
Another added: “Can the training walls give them Champions League?”
A third fan also commented: “All this, just to convince Mbappe to stay.”
Mbappe’s future in the French capital remains in doubt with his contract expiring in the summer.
The 25-year-old has yet to sign a new deal and is free to pen a pre-contract agreement with clubs overseas.
Reports have claimed Mbappe has given the club his demands to finally complete the long-anticipated move.
As for PSG, Luis Enrique’s side are currently 11 points clear at the top of Ligue 1 after beating Lille 3-1 on Saturday.
However, they remain in search of their first Champions League triumph and return to European action this week.
PSG host Real Sociedad in their round of 16 first leg at the Parc des Princes on Wednesday.