PSG superstar Kylian Mbappe has confirmed he will sign a new three-year deal with the club and put an end to his ongoing contract saga.
The 23-year-old has been the topic of debate in recent weeks as to where he’ll be playing his football next season – with his current deal in France coming to an end in the summer.
Despite Real Madrid matching the terms offered by his current club, Mbappe announced his decision to commit his future to PSG prior to their game against Metz on Saturday night.
Following the Frenchman’s decision, La Liga have written an extraordinary statement detailing their intentions to report PSG’s actions to UEFA and the French authorities.
The Spanish league claim that they will file a complaint as they believe the terms of Mbappe’s new contract at PSG ‘threatens the economic sustainability of European football.’
The France superstar followed up his announcement by scoring two goals in the opening 30 minutes against Metz at the Parc de Princes.
Kylian Mbappe has announced that he will sign a new deal with his current club PSG
Los Blancos had made their interest in Mbappe clear last summer when they submitted a final bid of £154million for the Ligue 1 top scorer, in an attempt to pry him away from Paris.
Though the club rejected the proposal, it was widely anticipated that the French star would join Carlo Ancelotti’s side a year later after he refused to re-new deal at PSG.
However, Mbappe has made a shock turnaround in his contract saga and has now announced his decision to sign a new three-year deal at the club.
The 23-year-old confirmed his renewal both through a video on Twitter and in person prior to kick-off against Metz.
Mbappe appeared pitch-side along with club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi to hold up the team’s kit with the name ‘Mbappe 2025’ – signalling the length of his contract extension.
Mbappe pictured with PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi ahead of kick-off against Metz
The French superstar announced he was staying at PSG just moments before their game
The news may not come as a surprise to some, with Madrid boss Florentino Perez already informing his squad on Friday that Mbappe would not be joining the side, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague claimed to have been told by a source.
Balague appeared to suggest that Madrid and PSG were both willing to pay Mbappe a signing on fee of €150m – around £126.7m – alongside wages and bonuses.
Mbappe’s mother, Fayza Lamari, said on Friday that the 23-year-old had concluded discussions with both clubs over ‘almost identical’ offers.
Lamari told Kora Plus: ‘We have found an agreement with both Real Madrid and PSG and the discussions are over because it is Kylian who has to choose now.
Mbappe is just 32 goals short of being crowned the top scorer in Paris Saint-Germain history
The World Cup winner has won four league titles since joining the French giants
‘The two offers, that of PSG and Real, are almost identical. At Real, my son will have control of his image rights. We will now await his decision.
‘In the Real Madrid offer we have full power of image rights, on the other hand there is an economic balance that rewards this thing. In short, there is no difference between the two – they are similar.’
A report on Thursday said that the French champions had offered Mbappe £4m-a-month and ‘complete control’ of the club’s sporting project.
The World Cup winner has only been at PSG since 2017 but he already boasts an impressive goal tally of 168 – just 32 goals behind Edinson Cavani in the all-time top scorers list for the French giants.
During his time in Paris he’s won four Ligue 1 titles and three Coupe de France trophies, as well as being crowned the UNFP Ligue 1 Player of the Year for the 2021/22 campaign.
FULL LALIGA STATEMENT
‘Faced with Kylian Mbappé’s possible announcement of remaining at Paris Saint-Germain, LaLiga 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 from European competitions, but also from our domestic leagues.
‘It is scandalous that a club like PSG, which last season lost more than 220 million euros, after having accumulated losses of 700 million euros in recent seasons (even declaring income from sponsorships of a very dubious amount) with a cost of sports staff around 650 million for this 21/22 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 is going to 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. .
‘On previous occasions, LaLiga has already made complaints against PSG for non-compliance with UEFA’s financial fair play as a result of which UEFA harshly sanctioned PSG, although the CAS revoked them in a strange resolution.
‘LaLiga and many European football institutions were hopeful that with the entry of the PSG president, Mr. Nasser Al-Khelaifi, into European football management bodies such as the former UEFA or the ECA Presidency, he would refrain from carrying out these practices knowing the serious damage they cause, but it has not been like that, quite the opposite. Being PSG with unacceptable salary masses, with large economic losses in previous seasons, it assumes an impossible investment in this situation, which undoubtedly implies non-compliance with the current economic control regulations not only of UEFA, but of French football itself. .
‘These behaviors denote even more that the state clubs do not respect or want to respect the rules of an economic sector as important as football, key to the sustainability of hundreds of thousands of jobs.
‘This type of behavior led by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of PSG, due to his status as a member of the former UEFA, president of the ECA, is a danger to European football at the same level as the Super League.’
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