Luis Enrique declined to comment on Mbappe’s departure from PSG

A source close to PSG told AFP on Thursday that Mbappe has informed the club that he plans to leave when his contract expires at the end of the season.

He is largely expected to join Real Madrid and, according to the same source, has already begun negotiations with the Spanish club.
“I have no information to give you,” Luis Enrique told reporters at a press conference before of his visit to Nantes on Saturday.

“I’m going to avoid discussing this subject until the parties involved do,” the Spaniard stated.

“Neither Kylian Mbappe nor the club have said anything publicly. I am the coach, and when the other parties have spoken, I will provide my opinion.”

Mbappe, 25, who joined PSG from Monaco in 2017, had his contract extended in 2022 until 2024, but last summer declined to activate a condition that would have allowed him to stay another year.

“The terms of the departure have yet to be fully agreed,” the source added, adding that the club and Mbappe will issue an official statement “when everything is finalised in the next few months”.

It is understood that the departure of the captain of France will be formally announced in a few months’ time. Mbappe is the top scorer in Ligue 1 this season with 20 goals and scored the opener when PSG beat Real Sociedad 2-0 in the first leg of their last 16 Champions League tie on Wednesday.

He rose to prominence when France won the 2018 World Cup in Russia, and he scored a hat-trick in the 2022 World Cup final in Qatar before losing to Argentina on penalties.

Source: AFP.

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