Mbappe misses PSG final Ligue 1 match as transfer looms

AP , Sunday 19 May 2024

Kylian Mbappé has been left out of the squad traveling to Metz on Sunday for the final league game of the season.

PSG s Kylian Mbappe celebrates after scoring his side s opening goal during the French League One soccer match between Paris Saint-Germain and Toulouse at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris, Sunday, May 12, 2024. (AP Photo/Christophe Ena)


PSG has already been crowned champion for a record-extending 12th time.

The star striker, who is leaving PSG after seven seasons at the French league club, has not been included in a group of 20 players selected by coach Luis Enrique.

Asked to comment, PSG did not give a reason to justify Mbappé's absence.

The forward, who is widely expected to join Real Madrid, is not in the list of PSG players who are not available because of an injury.

Mbappé is the club's all-time top goalscorer with 256 goals, including 191 in the league.

He will have a final occasion to play with PSG in the French Cup final on May 25 against Lyon.

Mbappé won six league titles with PSG. He will finish as the league top scorer for the sixth time, and fifth outright after sharing the 2020 award with Monaco’s Wissam Ben Yedder.

Mbappé confirmed last week he will leave at the end of the season, having already told PSG in February.

Ousmane Dembélé, Vitinha, Marquinhos, Fabian Ruiz and Gianluigi Donnarumma will also sit out the trip to Metz.

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