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Kylian Mbappé announces that he will leave PSG at the end of the season

Kylian Mbappé announces that he will leave PSG at the end of the season

Kylian Mbappé's last match with PSG will be the Coupe de France final on May 25 against Lyon.  (Photo by Richard Heathcote/Getty Images)

Kylian Mbappé confirmed on Friday that he will leave Paris Saint-Germain at the end of the season amid rumors he will join Real Madrid this summer.

In a video posted on social media, Mbappé said his final home match with PSG will be this Sunday against Toulouse and that he will not extend his contract with the club after joining them in 2018.

“Hello everyone, it’s Kylian. I wanted to talk to you, I always said that I would speak to you when the time comes and so I wanted to announce to you that this is my last year at Paris Saint-Germain,” said Mbappé .

“I will not extend and the adventure will end in a few weeks. I will play my last match at the Parc des Princes on Sunday.

“It’s a lot of emotions, many years where I had the chance and the great honor to be a member of the biggest French club, one of the best in the world which allowed me to arrive here, to live my first experience at a club with a lot of pressure, to grow as a player of course, by rubbing shoulders with some of the best in history, some of the greatest champions, to meet a lot of people, to grow as a player. man also with all the glory and the mistakes I have made.

PSG, who won the Ligue 1 title on April 28 for the 10th time in the last 12 seasons, will have three away trips after Toulouse to conclude their domestic campaign.

Mbappé’s final match for PSG is expected to be the Coupe de France final against Lyon on May 25 at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Villeneuve-d’Ascq.

Mbappé, 25, joined PSG on loan in 2018 from Monaco and the two sides subsequently agreed a permanent deal worth €180 million.

Since his arrival, Mbappé has scored 255 goals in 306 matches. The Parisians and led the club to six Ligue 1 titles and three Coupe de France trophies. But the biggest trophy of all, the Champions League, was something Mbappé and PSG, in their “superteam era”, could not deliver.

Interest in Mbappé’s services has always been high. Real Madrid saw an offer rejected by PSG in August 2021 for the player and Mbappé subsequently signed his current three-year contract. In July 2023, PSG reached an agreement with Saudi club Al Hilal on a massive deal, but Mbappé refused the move.

With Mbappé in the final year of his contract, he has been free to speak with other clubs since January 1 for a pre-contract agreement. He has been linked with a move to Real Madrid for some time now and all signs point to him now heading to Spain.