Kylian Mbappe announces PSG stay, as La Liga prepare complaint to UEFA over Real Madrid target’s deal

Kylian Mbappe during a PSG match

Kylian Mbappe has announced to the Paris Saint-Germain crowd that he has signed a contract extension with the club until 2025.

Mbappe was a major target for La Liga champions Real Madrid as he neared the end of his contract in Paris. In fact, there were several claims he had found an agreement with Los Blancos. But PSG managed to make a tempting offer to him to extend his stay.

Reports in recent hours suggested Mbappe was leaning towards staying with PSG. Now, prior to their final Ligue 1 game of the season, he has confirmed his decision to the Parc Des Princes crowd.

He announced: “I am very happy to stay at PSG in France. I always said Paris is my home.

“I hope we continue to play football and win trophies together. Thanks for everything.”

The new deal for the former Monaco starlet will last until 2025. In that time, PSG will be hoping he can help them towards their target of winning the Champions League.

Mbappe, a World Cup winner with France in 2018, has already lifted 11 trophies with his hometown club.

He is also their second highest goalscorer of all time, 32 away from matching Edinson Cavani’s record of 200.

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Now, there will be more of Mbappe in a PSG shirt for their fans to enjoy. If Real Madrid are to get the 23-year-old one day, they will have to be a little more patient.

La Liga backlash to Mbappe deal

Prior to the announcement, when it was getting clear what was coming, La Liga president Javier Tebas criticised how PSG have been able to pull off the deal.

Tebas tweeted: “What PSG are doing, by renewing Mbappe using large amounts of money (who knows where it comes from), after losses of €700m in the last two seasons and a salary bill over €600m, is an insult to football.”

In fact, La Liga are now filing a complaint to UEFA, the French administrative courts and the EU.

A league statement confirmed: “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 220million euros after accumulating losses of more than 700million euros in prior seasons (while reporting sponsorship income at doubtful valuation), with a squad cost around 650million 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.

“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.”

Mbappe will simply have to focus on his own on-field duties, which will continue to be in a PSG shirt.

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