The Campeonato Nacional de Liga de Primera División, commonly known simply as Primera División has decided to take Paris Saint-Germain to court after their superstar player Kylian Mbappe signs a new contract instead of moving to Real Madrid.
Kylian Mbappe who was rumoured to have signed a contract with the La Liga giants Real Madrid signed a contract extension with Paris Saint-Germain instead of moving to Spain.
And La Liga has decided to drag Paris Saint-Germain to UEFA, French tax authorities and the European Union over PSG’s “non-compliance with UEFA’s financial fair play”.
A statement from the Spanish league said: “This type of agreement attack the economic sustainability of European football, putting at risk hundreds of thousands of jobs and sporting integrity at risk — 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, after accumulating losses of more than €700m in prior seasons (while reporting sponsorship income at a doubtful valuation) with a cost of sports staff around €650m for this 2021-22 season, can face an agreement of these characteristics while those clubs that could accept the arrival of the player without seeing their wage bill compromised, are left without being able to sign him.
“For all of the above, LaLiga will file a complaint against PSG before UEFA, administrative and tax authorities in France and before the competent bodies of the European Union, to continue defending the economic ecosystem of European football and its sustainability.”
Meanwhile, Kylian Mbappe who put pen to paper to sign a new three-year deal has said he is delighted to remain in Paris.
“I would like to announce I have chosen to extend my contract at PSG — and of course I am delighted.
“I am convinced that here I can continue to grow at a club that provides everything necessary to perform at the highest level.
“I am also delighted to continue to play in France, the country where I was born, where I have grown up and where I have made my name.
“I would like to thank the president, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, for his trust, his understanding and his patience.
“I would also like to thank all the fans of Paris Saint-Germain, both in France and around the world, for their support, especially in recent months.
“Together, side by side and ambitious, we will make magic in Paris.”
Paris Saint-Germain president, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi also delight in Kylian Mbappe’s contract renewal.
“It’s an exceptional moment in the history of PSG. Mbappé now becomes the cornerstone of the club’s project for years to come, on and off the pitch.
“I’m very proud and very happy – we are going to open the most beautiful pages of our history”.
His teammate Neymar Jr, also reacted to the news.
“He’s a world-class player, present and future of this club. I’m very happy that Kylian – who’s my friend and teammate – he’s staying here at Paris”, he told Prime Video