Mbappe's PSG Exit Confirmed in Emotional Announcement

Mbappe's PSG Exit Confirmed in Emotional Announcement
Mbappe's PSG Exit Confirmed in Emotional Announcement

France striker Kylian Mbappe says he will leave Paris St-Germain at the end of the season.

Mbappe, 25, announced the decision in a video released on his social media, external accounts.

"I’ve always said that I would speak with you when the time comes," Mbappe said.

"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 expires in June.

The World Cup winner is PSG's record goalscorer with 255 goals and will play his final home game at the Parc des Princes against Toulouse in Ligue 1.

Paris-born Mbappe, who joined PSG from Monaco for £165.7m in August 2017, said the club helped him "grow as a player" and "grow as a man as well".

He added: "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.

It 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.

Mbappe was set to leave PSG on a free transfer at the end of the 2021-22 season but ultimately signed a two-year contract extension, with the option of a further year.

However, after Mbappe told PSG he would not agree to the additional 12 months of the deal, he was not selected for their pre-season tour to Japan last July.

Mbappe met PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi on 13 February and told him he was leaving and joining Real.

It was anticipated Mbappe would make an announcement over his future when it was no longer possible for PSG to meet Real in this season's Champions League.

He is set to earn 15m euros a season, plus a 150m euros signing-on bonus to be paid over five years.

Real manager Carlo Ancelotti, who guided the La Liga club to this season's Champions League final at Wembley, has already thought about how he will use Mbappe in his team.