La Liga reacts as Kylian Mbappe signs a three-year deal with PSG

"This type of agreement threatens the economic sustainability of European football," said La Liga

By Web Desk
May 22, 2022
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PARIS: Kylian Mbappe has decided to stay at Paris Saint-Germain, rejecting a transfer to Real Madrid.

He has extended his contract with the French champions for another three years.

The 23-year-old 2018 World Cup winner had been linked with a transfer to Spain but has decided to stay with PSG.

The announcement enraged Spain's La Liga, which called the transaction "scandalous" and said it would submit a protest with UEFA, as well as French and EU authorities.

"This type of agreement threatens the economic sustainability of European football, hundreds of thousands of jobs and sporting integrity at risk in the medium term, not only from European competitions but also from our domestic leagues," read a La Liga statement.

PSG were willing to offer Mbappe a 150 million euro signing-on fee to keep him for another two seasons, according to Spanish football analyst Guillem Balague, who wrote about it last month.

He had agreed to a financial deal with Real Madrid months ago in preparation for a possible move to Spain, but he has opted not to join Carlo Ancelotti's side.

Mbappe expressed his delight at staying at PSG after he and club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi revealed the striker's new contract on the Parc des Princes field before PSG's last Ligue 1 match of the season against Metz.