Kylian Mbappe announces PSG departure

The Frenchman is set to say goodbye to the fans in a league game on the weekend

By Web Desk
May 10, 2024
Kylian Mbappe is expected to join Real Madrid. — Reuters

Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has announced that he will leave the club at the end of the season as his current deal with the French side will conclude in June.

Mbappe, who joined PSG on a €120m deal from Monaco in 2017, is set to depart from the French capital after seven years.

The Frenchman will bid farewell to PSG after winning 14 trophies including six league titles. However, he couldn’t take his team to European glory as despite coming very close to winning in 2020, they lost to Bayern Munich in the Champions League final.

"I wanted to speak to you. I have always said that I would speak with you when the time comes. And so I wanted to announce to you all that it's my last year at Paris Saint-Germain," Mbappe said in a video posted on social media.

"I will not extend and the adventure will come to an end in a few weeks. I will play my last game at the Pac Des Princes on Sunday.

"It’s a lot of emotions, many years where I had the chance and a great honour to be a member of the biggest French club. One of the best in the world, which allowed me to arrive here, to have my first experience in a club with a lot of pressure, to grow as a player of course, by being alongside some of the best in history some of the greatest champions to meet a lot of people, to grow as a man as well.

"With all the glory and the mistakes, I have made. First of all, I want to thank the teammates all of the teammates that I had, all the coaches Unai Emry, Thomas Tuchel, Mauricio Pochettino, Christophe Galtier and Luis Enrique," he added.

As Mbappe has now confirmed his departure from the French club, all eyes are at Real Madrid, which is his next likely destination.

As per many reports, the 25-year-old already signed his contract with Madrid in February and the deal could be announced by the Spanish club after the Champions League final, which is on June 1.

Mbappe has been a long target of Los Blancos as they have been trying to sign the Frenchman since his AS Monaco but the deal never goes through.

After a long wait of almost seven, Madrid will finally be able to get their hands on Mbappe, who will combine with the likes of Vinicius Junior, Rodrygo Goes, Jude Bellingham and others next season.