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Kylian Mbappe Bids PSG Farewell, Seeks La Liga Challenge

Mbappe announces PSG exit

Kylian Mbappe has announced his departure from the French club after seven years, stating that he needed a new challenge.


“I wanted to announce to you all that it’s my last year at PSG. I will not extend and the adventure will come to an end in a few weeks. It’s hard, and I never thought it would be this difficult to announce that, to leave my country, France, Ligue 1, a championship I have always known, but I think I needed this – a new challenge after seven years.” the PSG forward, said: in an emotional video posted on his social media handles.

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PSG and Real Madrid are currently in negotiations to decide whether Mbappe will leave for a fee or sacrifice his earnings. Mbappe has given his word to PSG that he would never leave on a free transfer.

Real Madrid has a long-term interest in the striker, but he would have to accept a pay cut to join the Spanish side, despite their willingness to make him the highest-paid player in their history.

PSG rejected a €220m (KSh31.2b) offer from Real Madrid in August 2021, and Mbappe signed a new three-year contract with PSG that expires this summer.

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Mbappe’s final home game at the Parc des Princes will be against Toulouse on Sunday in Ligue 1, and he has the chance to claim his 12th major honour with the club in the French Cup final against Lyon in Lille on May 25.

“I will play my last game at the Parc des Princes on Sunday. It’s a lot of emotion; 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 – 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’ve made,” Mbappe said.

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Kylian Mbappe, the football star who plays for Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), has yet to win the Champions League trophy with his current team.

His hopes were crushed when PSG lost 2-0 on aggregate to Borussia Dortmund in the semi-finals.

Mbappe signed for PSG in 2017, initially on loan from Monaco, before making the move permanent in 2018 for a record fee of £166m.

He is the second most expensive player in history, after Neymar, who PSG bought from Barcelona for £200m in 2017.


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