Kylian Mbappe sends clear message after PSG decision amid Arsenal transfer odds

Kylian Mbappe leaves PSG after getting his hands on his seventh Ligue 1 title

Kylian Mbappe has indicated that his focus and effort is as sharp as ever for Paris Saint-Germain despite announcing he was leaving the club this summer.

The superstar had told the Parisians that he would not be signing a contract extension last year and speculation has been mounting over his future ever since. Real Madrid have been touted as strong favourites to land the World Cup winner, with few other clubs able to afford his astronomical wage demands.

These have ruled out the likes of Liverpool, Arsenal and Manchester United, who were always only tentatively linked anyway. Amid the news of his exit, Mbappe has not downed tools at PSG.

In fact, he has added to his goals tally with a super strike against Toulouse on Sunday in a what was his final game as a PSG player at the Parc des Princes. The striker opened the scoring after eight minutes, taking a high, lofted ball down on his foot superbly before squeezing the ball home from the angle after rounding the goalkeeper.

A VAR review judged his goal legal and Mbappe celebrated by waving his hand towards the crowd before eventually going over the bench to embrace Keylor Navas. His deft skill and finish gives an insight that Mbappe is as motivated as ever to succeed, having seen his side bow out of Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-finals this month.

Confirming his decision to leave Paris this summer, Mbappe said: “I wanted to announce to you all that it’s my last year at Paris Saint Germain, I will not extend and the adventure will come to an end in a few weeks.

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“I will play my last game at the Parc des Princes On Sunday. It’s a lot of emotions, many years where I had the chance and the great honour to be a member of the biggest French club. One of the biggest in the world.

“I won’t be a player anymore, but I will continue to watch every game of course because it’s a club I will always be interested in and I will always closely follow up its news.

“Beforehand I want to say thank you because without you all I would’ve never experienced half the emotions I felt. And for that I am grateful. Thank you all.

“I hope we finish this year with one last trophy. We are going to have good moments for what’s left and believe that you remain in my heart forever.”