Kylian Mbappé officially announces he’ll leave PSG this summer

PARIS — French soccer star Kylian Mbappé said in a video on social media platform X on Friday that he would leave Paris Saint-Germain and end his 'adventure' with the club in a few weeks time.

"This is my last year at Paris Saint Germain. I will not stay on and I will end my adventure in a few weeks time. I will play my last match at the Parc des Princes this Sunday," said the 25-year old in his video address.

Mbappé leaving PSG

There has been widespread media speculation that Mbappé will move to Real Madrid. Mbappé did not mention the Spanish champions in his video but confirmed he would leave France.

"It's hard, it's hard. I did not think it would be as hard as it was to announce this, to leave my country, Ligue 1 - a championship which I have always known. But I think I needed this, the need for a new challenge after this year," he said.

Earlier this week, Borussia Dortmund beat PSG in the Champions League semi-final.

Qatar's state-run Qatar Sports Investment firm bought a majority stake in PSG in 2011. Since then, PSG have won nine Ligue 1 titles, but have failed to win the Champions League - a key goal for the Qatari owners.

(Reporting by Sudip Kar-Gupta and Jean Stephane Brosse; editing by Pritha Sarkar)

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