The LaLiga is filing a complaint to UEFA, the French administrative courts and the European Union about Kylian Mbappe’s contract renewal with the French club Paris Saint-Germain. The Spanish League released an official statement on Saturday and referred to the deal as “scandalous” and made remarks that it “attacks the integrity of European football”.
The statement read, “On Kylian Mbappe’s possible announcement to stay at PSG, La Liga wishes to state that this type of agreement attacks the economic stability of European football, putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs and the integrity of the sport, not only in European competitions but also in domestic leagues.”
“It is scandalous that a club like PSG, which last season reported losses of more than 220 million euros after accumulating losses of more than 700 million euros in prior seasons (while reporting sponsorship income at doubtful valuation), with a squad, cost around 650 million for this season, can close such an agreement, while those clubs that could afford the hiring of the player without seeing their wage bill compromised, are left without able to sign him.”
Official statement: La Liga announce they have now reported Paris Saint-Germain to UEFA because of Kylian Mbappé deal. 🚨 #Mbappé
“This is a scandal. We will now report PSG to Uefa, French autorities and EU authorities”. ⤵️📑 pic.twitter.com/ZFFtZN4eTl
— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 21, 2022
The statement continued, “La Liga will file a complaint against PSG before UEFA, the French administrative court and fiscal authorities and European Union authorities to continue to defend the economic ecosystem of European football and its sustainability.”
“Al-Khelaifi is as dangerous as the Super League,” Tebas
Prior to the release of the statement, the La Liga President Javier Tebas also tweeted that PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi is “as dangerous as the Super League”. Tebas’ tweet said, “What PSG is going to do by re-signing Mbappe with large amounts of money (which who know from where and how they (PSG) pay him) after losing 700 million euros in the last seasons and having 600 million euros in salary expenses, is an INSULT to football. Al-Khelaifi is as dangerous as the Super League.”
Kylian Mbappe’s contract with the Les Rouge-et-Bleu was set to expire in June, and reports on Monday said that the Frenchman had agreed to personal terms with Spanish champions Real Madrid on a potential free transfer. These rumours were through the roof when the 23-year-old was seen in Madrid apparently for meeting regarding the deal in the previous few weeks.
However, the 23-year-old has officially signed a contract with his club PSG and will continue to stay till 2025.