Case Mbappé – La Liga “will file a complaint against PSG before UEFA” and other bodies

La Liga contest Kylian Mbappé’s extension to Paris Saint-Germain. A few minutes before the formalization of this extension this Saturday before PSG-Metz, from the mouth of the French international and its president Nasser a-Khelaifi, the Spanish league published a press release in which it announces that it will “lodge a complaint against PSG before UEFA, the administrative and tax authorities in France and before the competent bodies of the European Union, to continue to defend the economic ecosystem of European football and its sustainability.”

This type of agreement (meet) at risk in the medium term hundreds of thousands of jobs and sporting integrity”, believes La Liga, whose champion, Real Madrid, coveted Mbappé. “It is scandalous that a club like PSG, which lost more than 220 million euros last season, after having accumulated losses of 700 million euros in recent seasons (even declaring sponsorship income of an amount very doubtful), with a mass around the salary of 650 million (629 M€, according to our colleagues from L’Equipe, editor’s note) for this 21/22 season, may enter into such an agreement“, continues the Iberian body, which does not detail its sources as to these financial data.

“(A) danger for European football, at the same level as the Super League”

All while”clubs that could welcome the player without seeing their mass salary compromise, find themselves without being able to sign him“, adds La Liga, without citing Real. She recalls having “filed complaints against PSG for non-compliance with financial fair play“and deplores the way in which the Parisian club had then won its case before the CAS, according to her in a way”odd“.

the league (hope) that with the entry of the president of PSG, Mr. Nasser Al-Khelaifi, into the governing bodies of European football (he has been at the head of the ECA since 2021, editor’s note), he would refrain from carrying out these practices, knowing the seriousness (…) but it was not so, quite the contrary“, continues to castigate the Spanish league, which sees in the extension of Mbappé”an impossible investment (…) which undoubtedly implies non-compliance with the rules of economic control.”

After a broadening of criticism – “state clubs do not respect or do not want to respect the rules” – the statement ended with a final attack, the “kind of behavior“of PSG being described as”danger for European football, at the same level as the Super League.”

Kylian Mbappé poses with Nasser Al-Khelaifi after the announcement of his contract extension at PSG

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