LaLiga, through an official statement, announced that it will denounce Paris Saint-Germain before the UEFAthe competent bodies of the European Union and the administrative and tax authorities of France for the renewal of Kylian Mbappé to defend “the economic ecosystem of European football and its sustainability”. This information was provided ESPN and minutes later it became official.
“Given the possible announcement of Kylian Mbappé to remain in the Paris Saint-Germain, The league wants to state that this type of agreement threatens the economic sustainability of European football, putting hundreds of thousands of jobs and sporting integrity at risk in the medium term, not only in European competitions, but also in our domestic leagues,” LaLiga said.
ESPN reported on Saturday that Mbappé has communicated to the president of Madrid, Florentino Perezas well as the PSG coach, Mauricio Pochettinoand his teammates, that he would not leave Paris.
The striker, who was expected to join Madrid when his current deal expires on June 30, is now set to sign a new three-year deal with PSG.
Sources have told ESPN what The league was studying denouncing PSG, something that ended up happening, for what they believe is a violation of the rules of financial fair play of the UEFAwith a probable decision when the new agreement of Mbappe.
On Saturday, the president of The league, Javier Thebesdescribed the renewal of Mbappé by PSG as “an insult to football”.
Tebas said on Twitter: “What PSG is going to do by renewing Mbappé with large amounts of money (who knows where and how they pay it) after registering losses of 700 million euros in recent seasons and having a wage bill of more than 600 million euros is an INSULT for football. [El presidente del PSG Nasser] Al-Khelaifi is as dangerous as the Super League.”
Tebas has been an outspoken critic of PSG under owners Qatar Sports Investments, a subsidiary of Qatar’s sovereign wealth fund, as well as the Manchester Citybacked by Abu Dhabi, describing their business models as “financial doping”.
He has also attacked the financial fair play controls of the UEFA for being inappropriate.
“What is not understandable is that [PSG] can reject offers like the one they received for Mbappé”, he said last September, after the club of the Ligue 1 refused to sell the player to Madrid in the summer transfer window.
“The controls in France are failing. They are hurting the European market. The system of the UEFA it is wrong. We’re going in the wrong direction.”
Tebas and the president of PSG, Al-Khelaifibecame allies in their opposition to the European Super League following its attempted launch last year.
Tebas described the project as a “coup d’état” and “a joke”. The PSG turned down the opportunity to join as one of its twelve founding members, with Al-Khelaifi leading alternative reform efforts as the new president of the European Club Association.