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Kylian Mbappe finally reveals the ‘truth’ about his final season at PSG following his transfer to Real Madrid

Kylian Mbappe Reveals ‘Truth’ About Final Season at PSG Following Real Madrid Move


Kylian Mbappe has shared insights into his last season at Paris Saint-Germain, just a day after his highly anticipated transfer to Real Madrid was finalized.


Last June, the 26-year-old French international officially notified PSG that he would not be exercising the option to extend his contract beyond 2024. Despite PSG’s optimism and efforts to secure a new contract, Mbappe’s decision reportedly came as a shock to the club.


Subsequently, Mbappe faced exclusion from the first-team activities. He was notably omitted from the pre-season tour of Japan and South Korea after Luis Enrique took over as head coach. Despite the uncertainty, Mbappe eventually rejoined the first team and played a crucial role in PSG securing another Ligue 1 title, netting 27 goals during the 2023/24 season.


After a period of turbulence, Real Madrid confirmed Mbappe’s transfer on Monday. Expressing his joy, Mbappe stated, “A dream come true. So happy and proud to join the club of my dream, Real Madrid. Nobody can understand how excited I am right now. Can’t wait to see you, Madridistas, and thanks for your unbelievable support. Hala Madrid!”


In a press conference before France’s friendly against Luxembourg, Mbappe opened up about his challenging final season at PSG. “I was told directly and harshly that I would no longer play for PSG after I expressed my desire to leave at the season’s end,” he revealed. “Luis Enrique and Luis Campos saved me. Without them, I would never have stepped onto the pitch again. That is the truth.”


Reflecting on the season, Mbappe admitted, “My ambition was different this year. It was below my standards, but just playing, stringing together matches, and winning trophies was my biggest pride. However, next season, I won’t settle for a season like that.”


Last month, Mbappe announced his departure from PSG via social media. “I’ve always said I would speak when the time comes,” he 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.”


He continued, “It’s a lot of emotions, many years where I had the chance and the great honor to be part of the biggest French club, one of the best in the world. It allowed me to grow as a player, being alongside some of the best in history, some of the greatest champions. It’s hard and I never thought it would be this difficult to announce. But I think I needed this, a new challenge, after seven years.”

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