After shocking the world with his decision to turn down a contract offer from Spanish giants Real Madrid, Kylian Mbappe has made his decision public in the form of an official statement.
After a lengthy and tumultuous transfer saga involving the LaLiga champions, who were said to have reached an agreement with him to sign him as a free agent, it was confirmed on Saturday that the 23-year-old had extended his stay at Paris Saint-Germain. This comes after the transfer saga involved the LaLiga champions began.
Mbappe's new three-year contract in France was announced prior to PSG's 5-0 drubbing of Metz at the weekend. Mbappe celebrated the occasion by scoring a hat trick during the game, which PSG won 5-0. Mbappe's new contract will keep him in France.
Mbappe has explained that his decision was motivated by his desire to help PSG reach the top, which has disappointed Real president Florentino Perez and led LaLiga to encourage an investigation into the financial dealings of the French club. Mbappe's explanation comes as LaLiga encourages an investigation into the French club's financial dealings.
In a lengthy post on social media, he wrote, "I am convinced that here I can keep improving at a club with the means to reach new heights." "I am convinced that here I can keep improving at a club with the means to reach new heights."
"I am very happy to be staying in France, the country in which I was born, where I grew up and blossomed as a footballer, and where I now have the opportunity to continue pursuing my dreams," he said. "I am very happy to be staying in France because it is the country where I grew up and blossomed as a footballer."
"I truly want to express my gratitude to Real Madrid and Florentino Perez, who serves as their president."
"I am well aware of the good fortune and the privilege it has been for me to be courted by such an establishment. They will, without a doubt, feel let down by the outcome.
I'll be cheering them on from the stands during the Champions League final in Paris, which is my hometown.
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