Paris Saint-Germain Forward Kylian Mbappe has finally opened up on his future and confirmed that he’ll leave the Ligue 1 giants on a free transfer at the end of the season.

The Frenchman joined PSG from As Monaco in 2017 and has gone on to establish himself as a superstar and a key figure for the club and for the France national team.

However, the club want to tie him down to a long term contract but he seems interested in playing beyond the ligue 1 and wants to move abroad with Real Madrid being in pole position to sign him.

The 22 year-old France star, is out of contract at the end of the season with foreign clubs able to negotiate pre-contracts in January ahead of a free move next year. But the forward revealed to RMC Sports that he told the club to recoup at least the £162million spent in 2018 – and move on ‘hand-in-hand’.

Mbappe said to RMC Sport:

“I asked to leave, because from the moment where I did not want to extend [my contract], I wanted the club to receive a transfer fee so they could bring in a quality replacement.

“This club has given me a lot, I have always been happy – the four years I have had here – and I still am.

“I said it early enough so that the club could react.
“I wanted everyone to come out of this stronger, that we leave hand-in-hand, to make a good deal and I respected that.

“I said, if you don’t want me to go I will stay.”

“People said I turned down six or seven extension offers, that I don’t want to talk to Leonardo anymore, that’s absolutely not true.

“It is not for me to judge, but me, my position was clear.

“I said that I wanted to leave and I said it quite early.
“Personally, I didn’t really appreciate Paris Saint-Germain saying ‘He is asking to leave in the last week of August…’ because that is wrong.
“It made me feel like a thief. I informed them early, at the end of July”.

It remains to be seen where Mbappe will end up at the start of next season as this latest revelation will put the top European clubs on alert with Real Madrid leading the race, while Liverpool, Manchester United, City and Chelsea have all also been linked.

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