Kylian Mbappe has been ‘kidnapped for money’ by re-signing with Paris Saint-Germain, criticizes Joan Laporta, as Barcelona president claims French giants have ‘distorted the market’ after Star signed deal £650,000 a week with a transfer. in bonus of 126 million pounds sterling
- Kylian Mbappé signed a new three-year contract to remain at PSG on May 21
- He was suggested to join Real Madrid for free this summer but decided to stay at PSG.
- Striker will earn £650,000 a week and receive a £126 million sign-on bonus
- Barcelona president Joan Laporta has criticized the French giants’ spending
Barcelona president Joan Laporta has criticized Paris Saint-Germain for “distorting the market” in the wake of their staggering monetary package to keep Kylian Mbappe at the club.
And when asked about that salary package, Laporta even said that Mbappé has been “kidnapped for money” to stay instead of looking for new pastures at Real Madrid.
Speculation about Mbappé’s future has been rife throughout the season, with the striker being heavily tipped to join Real Madrid on a free transfer this summer.
However, to the surprise of many, Mbappé decided to renew with the French giants for a three-year contract that was announced on May 21.
Joan Laporta (left) says Kylian Mbappe was ‘kidnapped for money’ after re-signing for PSG
Mbappe snubbed Real Madrid to sign a lucrative new deal with Paris Saint-Germain, with the forward earning £650,000 a week and also securing a £126m signing bonus.
To keep Mbappe, Paris Saint-Germain have increased his salary to £650,000 a week, while also signing a £126m signing fee.
“This distorts the market,” he said. L’Sports of Catalonia. Players end up being kidnapped for money.
‘These are the effects of a club that has a state behind it. This goes against all the principles of the European Union. It is a reflection on the sustainability of football in Europe.
Then there is the reading that can be done from Barça. There is a direct rival (La Real) that does not come out stronger and we prefer that he (Mbappé) not be able to make us squirm when it comes to competing.
But I am left with the reflection on the sustainability of football. Because I don’t think we should care so much about a rival either. We have to worry about having a competitive team, which is what we are trying to do.
‘It has been shown that when we have cared more for ourselves than for our rivals, things have gone well.’
Laporta is the last voice in Spain to condemn PSG. On Thursday, Javier Tebas, president of Spain’s LaLiga, described the striker’s new contract as an “insult to football”, while the league threatened to file a complaint against PSG with UEFA, the French financial authorities and the European Union.
Barcelona president Laporta says PSG’s staggering money package ‘distorts the market’
They claimed that Mbappé’s new three-year contract “attacks the economic stability of European football”.
Now Vincent Labrune, the president of the French league, has responded with his own scolding statement, reminding the Spanish league that Real Madrid and Barcelona spend huge sums on transfer fees and have “benefited from illegal state aid”. .
In part of his letter to Tebas, Labrune said: “We want to express in the strongest terms our disapproval, and also our misunderstanding, for his latest attacks on Ligue 1 and one of our clubs.”
“The fact that he publicly and repeatedly takes this position against Ligue 1 on this issue and disparages our league and our clubs is unacceptable and manifestly untrue.
Mbappe’s deal led LaLiga president Javier Tebas to describe it as “an insult to football”.
Now Vincent Labrune, the president of the French league, has responded to Tebas.
“We are even more surprised that he is making these attacks given his capacity as president of the European Leagues, representing Ligue 1, and a member of the UEFA executive committee.”
After Mbappé rejected Real, Tebas launched an attack on PSG and its Qatari president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
He said: ‘What PSG are going to do by re-signing Mbappe with huge amounts of money after losing €700m in recent seasons and having €600m in salary tables, is an INSULT to football.
“Al-Khelaifi is as dangerous as the Super League.”
PSG persuaded Mbappe to stay with them by promising sweeping changes to the way the club is run after another Champions League failure this season.
They lost in dramatic fashion to Real in the round of 16 of the competition, meaning Ligue 1 was their only silver piece in 2021-22.
Mbappé poses with the president of Paris Saint-Germain, Nasser Al-Khelaifi, after agreeing a three-year contract extension until 2025 to remain in the Parc des Princes.
FULL LALIGA DECLARATION
Given the possible announcement of Kylian Mbappé to remain at Paris Saint-Germain, LaLiga wants to affirm 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 national 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 sponsorship income of a very dubious amount) with an expense of a sports squad of around 650 million for this 21/22 season, they can face an agreement of these characteristics while those clubs that could accept the player’s arrival without seeing their wage bill compromised, are left unable to sign him.
For all of the above, LaLiga is going to file a complaint against PSG before UEFA, the 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 filed complaints against PSG for non-compliance with UEFA’s financial fair play, for which UEFA harshly sanctioned PSG, although the TAS revoked them in a strange resolution.
‘LaLiga and many European football institutions were hoping 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 carry out these practices knowing the serious damage they cause, but this has not been the case, quite the opposite. As PSG has unacceptable salary masses, with large economic losses in previous seasons, it is an impossible investment in this situation, which undoubtedly implies a breach of the current economic control regulations not only of UEFA, but of French football itself. . .
These behaviors further denote that 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 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.”