Kylian Mbappe decision: PSG superstar stays in Paris, turns down lucrative offer from Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappé has made his decision. Arguably, the best young talents in all of world football will stay with Paris Saint-Germain instead of joining UEFA Champions League finalists Real Madrid. PSG have announced they remain ahead of the team’s final Ligue 1 campaign game on Saturday against Metz. In a short video, Mbappe says ‘It’s Paris’ as he stands high at the Parc des Princes. The France international is set to sign a three-year contract with Les Parisiens.

Mbappe then took to the pitch holding up a shirt that read 2025 on the back. which is the year his new contract will expire.

“I’m very happy to stay in Paris, my city,” Mbappe told fans. “I always said that Paris was my home.”

Mbappe, 23, has been the subject of intense speculation since last summer when a move to Real failed to materialise, and the AS Monaco youth academy graduate had to see the 12 months remaining on his contract before being a free agent this summer. Sources from CBS Sports have reported that PSG’s offer is slightly lower than Real’s in just about every aspect, but the player has decided to stay in Paris.

“I would like to announce that I have chosen to extend my contract at Paris Saint-Germain, and of course I am delighted with that,” Mbappe said in an official statement. “I am convinced that here I can continue to grow in a club that offers everything it takes to perform at the highest level. I am also delighted to continue playing in France, the country where I was born, where I grew up and where I made my name.”

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The French superstar nearly led the Ligue 1 winners past Real in this season’s Champions League round of 16 only for Mauricio Pochettino’s men to dump him at Santiago Bernabeu, which seemed to settle the issue of the Champions League. Mbappe’s future in favor of Los Blancos.

The La Liga champions have since reached the final and will now face Liverpool at the Stade de France in the Paris suburb of Saint-Denis next weekend. Mbappe was crowned Ligue 1 Player of the Year for the third time in a row last weekend and has just completed a 36-goal campaign after scoring 42 goals last campaign and scoring at least 30 in his last four seasons. at PSG.

The news of Mbappe’s stay is absolutely huge for PSG, who are aiming to claim European glory in the near future, having gone all out last summer with the signing of Lionel Messi. Keeping Mbappe allows the club to continue fielding him alongside Messi and Neymar in attack – assuming neither moves this summer.

PSG end the Ligue 1 season at home to FC Metz on Saturday with Mbappe set to address the Parc des Princes crowd and perhaps some form of official confirmation from the club ahead of a national television interview on Sunday which is expected to see the player go into detail. on his choice.

Early reports suggest that PSG will now aim Zinedine Zidane, Luis Campos and Ousmane Dembele in what is set to be a summer of major changes in the French capital as the Ligue 1 champions keep their promises to Mbappe to rebuild their sporting project with Pochettino and sporting director Leonardo expected go.

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