PSG must not ‘destroy’ European football – LaLiga boss takes Ligue 1 champions to court over Mbappe

LaLiga plans to take Paris Saint-Germain to court over Kylian Mbappé’s contract extension, with Javier Tebas insisting he “will not allow a European club to destroy the ecosystem of European football”.

It was widely expected that world champion Mbappe would join Real Madrid once his PSG contract expired in June but opted to sign a new three-year deal in the French capital instead.

This infuriated Madrid and LaLiga, with Tebas claiming the agreement between PSG and the France international was ‘an insult to football’.

France’s Professional Football League (LFP) president Vincent Labrune responded by questioning LaLiga boss Tebas on the “latest attacks against Ligue 1 and one of our clubs” and calling his counterpart’s behavior “completely inappropriate”.

France’s National Union of Professional Footballers (UNFP) echoed Labrune’s opinion, suggesting Teba’s “offensive, hateful remarks without restraint or basis bring him shame and discredit”.

But Tebas has hit back again by promising to denounce PSG in an investigation as he questioned how the Ligue 1 champions circumvent financial fair play guidelines.

“The complaint that we will file with UEFA has already been drafted and is under consideration,” Tebas said at a press conference on Tuesday.

“But we will not stop here, we will go to France, we have already hired French lawyers and we will denounce PSG’s position before the Economic Control Board.

“We will report this situation to the administrative courts there. We will not allow a European club to destroy the ecosystem of European football.”

Tebas also claimed PSG have ‘lost €300m-400m in the last three seasons’, referring to reports from French newspaper L’Equipe as he continued his scathing summary of the Parisians.

“This year – that’s what L’Equipe is saying, not me – PSG will be something nobody believes at 600m,” he added.

“With those losses and a salary of €600m, more than Madrid, than Barca, it’s impossible to renew Mbappe… unless there is sponsorship cheating or higher capital contributions to what UEFA has set.”

As for Labrune’s previous response, Tebas insisted he would not comment on the matter before questioning Qatar Sports Investments (QSI)’s ownership of PSG again.

“The problem is the attitude of the club owners because they have no limits, they don’t care about losses,” he continued.

“They put in as much money as they want, they cheat you with state-related sponsors. That’s the problem.”

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