Kylian Mbappe says likely Real Madrid transfer ‘days’ away

Kylian Mbappé said he will announce his next career move in a “few days” after winning the French Cup with Paris Saint-Germain on Saturday.

Mbappé is widely expected to join Real Madrid having already confirmed he will leave PSG when his contract expires this summer.

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After his team’s 2-1 win over Lyon in the final, Mbappé was asked by reporters why he is yet to formally reveal his next club.

“Because I think the best thing to do is to finish saying goodbye,” the France captain said in the mixed zone of the Stade Pierre-Mauroy in Lille.

“All I wanted was to finish well. There is a time for everything. I will announce my new club in due course. It will be only a few days away so there is no problem.”

Pressed by journalists if that meant the transfer would be official before the national team meets to prepare for the European Championship, Mbappé added: “I still don’t know, there are still some details. The most important thing was to win and to experience these final emotions.”

Mbappé spoke about what he felt playing his last game for PSG after seven seasons.

“Nostalgia, emotion; It was cool. I always understood where I was, this unique experience of playing for PSG. Playing for PSG, I would recommend it,” he said.

“I was lucky enough to experience it. What I have had, I wouldn’t experience anywhere else. Now I’m going to experience something else and I’m sure that will be magical too.”