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Kylian Mbappe Tells PSG Directors He Plans To Leave When His Contract Expires In June

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Kylian Mbappe Tells PSG Directors He Plans To Leave When His Contract Expires In June

France football captain Kylian Mbappe has informed officials at Paris Saint-Germain F.C that he intends to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season. This was disclosed on Thursday by a source close to the Ligue 1 champion.

Football Superstar Declined To Activate Clause In 2023 For Staying Back At PSG

The 25-year-old arrived in Paris from Monaco in 2017. He had extended his contract in 2022 until 2024. However, last summer he refused to activate a clause that allowed him to stay another year at PSG.

There is a strong supposition that Mbappe will move to Real Madrid and, according to those in the know, has already entered negotiations with the Spanish football club authorities.

“The terms of the departure have yet to be fully agreed,” the source said. Both PSG F.C and Mbappe are expected to make an official statement “when everything is finalized in the next few months”.

PSG declined to comment on the matter. However, it is understood that Mbappe’s departure will be formally announced in a few months’ time. Mbappe will leave PSG on a free transfer. However, his loss to the club would be softened by an agreement they reached last summer which will see the player waive bonuses amounting to around 60 to 70 million euros ($65.6 million to $76.6 million), undoubtedly a lot of money.

Looks Set To Move To Real Madrid, His Dream Since Childhood

After seven seasons at PSG, Mbappe, the club’s all-time top scorer with 274 goals, looks set to seal a move to Real Madrid, the club that the player has dreamt of since he was a child.

Real have made no secret of their desire to bring him to the Santiago Bernabeu. In 2019, 2021 and 2022, club president Florentino Perez considered signing him, only to be rebuffed each time.

For PSG, the departure of their main star, a year after the exits of Neymar and Lionel Messi marks the beginning of a new era of uncertainty.

“PSG are focused on the future,” said the source, stressing that the authorities are going to look towards the coming seasons with optimism all the same.

It is expected that coach Luis Enrique will be given the powers to shape a new, young and coherent team.

At the highest levels of the club, the latest strategy worked out seems to be the “recruitment of several players when Mbappe leaves”.

PSG will continue its transformation “towards the collective and youth”.

Mbappe has been a prolific striker and has scored far more than any other player this season. In one of the most-recent cases, he broke the deadlock again in a 2-0 win over Real Sociedad in the last 16 of the Champions League.

Mbappe is a superstar across the world, one who has more than 111 million subscribers on Instagram. This has been vital in giving PSG an extensive international profile.

Mbappe last spoke on the issue of his future in early January when he stressed that he had yet to make up his mind. “I haven’t made my decision yet. I haven’t made my choice. But we have an agreement with the president (Nasser Al-Khelaifi) which means that all parties are protected,” he said, speaking on French television.

Mbappe, who has 46 goals from 75 international appearances, is paid approximately 70 million euros a year. As a free agent he will be able to negotiate a blockbuster signing fee on top of any salary increase.

If the 2018 World Cup winner and 2022 World Cup top scorer does join Real Madrid after June, he would join English sensation the 20-year-old Jude Bellingham and Brazilian strikers Rodrygo and Vinicius Junior.

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