Kylian Mbappe expressed his pride in departing Paris Saint-Germain while maintaining his dignity, following Saturday’s French Cup final victory.

However, he stated that he would wait for the appropriate moment to announce his next season’s destination.

“To finish with a trophy in a final, there is no better way. It feels really good,” Mbappe informed journalists following PSG’s 2-1 victory over Lyon in the final, held in the northern city of Lille.

Mbappe’s contract has expired, and he recently confirmed he would depart at the end of the season, with Real Madrid expected to be his next destination, although neither he nor the Spanish giants have made any announcement yet.

“All I wanted was to end things well with my club, with a trophy. I think there is a time for everything and I will announce my future club in good time. I think it will be in a few days so there is no problem. I don’t know when yet. There are still some details (to be sorted out) but the most important thing was to finish on a high here,” added Mbappe.

Mbappe did not score in Saturday’s game and thus concludes his tenure with his hometown team, holding a club-record tally of 256 goals from 308 appearances.

Ousmane Dembele and Fabian Ruiz found the net for PSG, who secured the victory despite Jake O’Brien scoring a goal for Lyon in the second half.

Under Luis Enrique’s leadership, PSG, who lost to Borussia Dortmund in the Champions League semi-finals, have completed the season with a domestic league and cup double.

Mbappe joined PSG from Monaco in August 2017 in a remarkable 180-million-euro deal and departs after winning six Ligue 1 titles, four French Cups, and two League Cups, in addition to contributing to his team’s journey to the Champions League final in 2020.

“There are only good memories and now I can go out with my head held high, with a trophy as well, so I will only remember the positives,” he said.

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