Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) striker Kylian Mbappe has announced that he will assist Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League final against Liverpool on May 28.
One of the longest transfer windows in memory recently came to an end as Mbappe put pen to paper on a new contract with PSG.
The 23-year-old appears to have moved to Real Madrid when his contract expires but the Parisians have made a last-ditch effort to keep their starlet. And it worked with Mbappe signing a new three-year contract, keeping him at the Parc des Princes until 2025.
There may be a lot of outrage from Madrid over the talented striker’s decision not to join Los Blancos but Mbappe is still highly regarded by the La Liga champions.
He spoke (via Fabrizio Romano) before the Champions League final, where Real Madrid face Liverpool. The PSG star said he will support the Spanish team when they have a trip to Paris.
“I want to thank Real Madrid and Florentino Perez. I understand their frustration now. I truly understand the honor and privilege of being wanted by an organization like Real Madrid. I will be the first Real Madrid fan for the Champions League final in Paris, my home. “
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The football world is still hoping that Kylian Mbappe will stay at Parc des Princes. It looked like it was nailed down at one point that the striker would link up with the likes of Karim Benzema and Luka Modric in Madrid this summer.
But he remains part of a team PSG will look to have a much better outing than this campaign in the Champions League. Ironically, PSG have faced Madrid in the round of 16 this season, with a desire to finally win the first Champions League trophy they have long wanted.
Kylian Mbappe’s dazzling form kept the Parisians in control from the first leg, his goal crucial in giving the Bernabeu home team a 1-0 lead in the second leg.
He once again proved his worth in the first half of the second leg, scoring an impressive goal that sent his side into the semi-finals of course. But as was the case with this year’s Champions League, Madrid will return.
Karim Benzema’s second-half hat-trick took a toll as the 33-year-old stole headlines on a night where Mbappe should have helped PSG secure a place in the quarter-finals.
Now that he has decided to stay in Paris rather than join Madrid, Mbappe will look to lead the Ligue 1 champions to their first Champions League title next season.
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