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Kylian Mbappe Announces Departure from Paris St-Germain at End of Season

Paris, May 11, 2024, The Europe Today: Renowned French striker Kylian Mbappe has revealed his decision to part ways with Paris St-Germain (PSG) at the culmination of the current season. In a heartfelt message shared via his social media platforms, the 25-year-old confirmed his impending departure from the club where he has made an indelible mark.

“I’ve always said that I would speak with you when the time comes,” Mbappe conveyed in the video statement. “It’s my last year at Paris St-Germain. I will not extend and the adventure will come to an end in a few weeks.”

Mbappe’s contract with PSG is set to expire in June, with earlier reports from BBC Sport suggesting his forthcoming move to Real Madrid following an agreement reached in February.

Acknowledging his impending exit, Mbappe, a FIFA World Cup winner, expressed gratitude towards PSG for their role in his personal and professional development. Having joined the club from Monaco for a staggering £165.7 million in August 2017, Mbappe has etched his name in PSG’s history books as their all-time leading goalscorer with 255 goals.

Reflecting on his time at the club, Mbappe remarked, “It’s a lot of emotions, many years where I had the chance and the great honour to be a member of the biggest French club, one of the best in the world.” He credited PSG for providing him with invaluable experiences and the opportunity to evolve both as a player and an individual.

Mbappe’s final appearance at PSG’s home ground, the Parc des Princes, is scheduled for Sunday against Toulouse in Ligue 1, marking the culmination of a remarkable chapter in his career with the Parisian club. Subsequently, PSG will engage in away fixtures against Nice and Metz before contesting the French Cup final against Lyon at the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille on May 25.

As Mbappe prepares to embark on a new chapter in his illustrious career after seven impactful years with PSG, he articulated his readiness for fresh challenges, stating, “It’s hard and I never thought it would be this difficult to announce that. But I think I needed this, a new challenge, after seven years.”

Mbappe’s imminent departure signifies the end of an era for PSG and heralds a significant transition for the talented forward as he prepares to embark on the next phase of his footballing journey.