The row over Kylian Mbappe continues as LaLiga boss Javier Tebas once again targets PSG

Javier Tebas has hit back at Paris Saint-Germain after Kylian Mbappe snubbed Real Madrid about signing a lucrative new deal with the French champions.

The Spanish league president compared himself to ‘Robin Hood’ and asked questions about PSG’s financial numbers as he prepares to file a complaint with UEFA over Mbappé’s contract extension.

Tebas in his recent broadside accused PSG of “destroying the ecosystem of European football” after the French striker agreed a jaw-dropping three-year £650,000-a-week deal for a stay in Paris.

The spat between the Spanish and French leagues after Kylian Mbappe snubbed Real Madrid about signing a highly lucrative new contract with Paris Saint-Germain continues

The spat between the Spanish and French leagues after Kylian Mbappe snubbed Real Madrid about signing a highly lucrative new contract with Paris Saint-Germain continues

Spanish LaLiga president Javier Tebas has once again targeted PSG and its ownership

Spanish LaLiga president Javier Tebas has once again targeted PSG and its ownership

“We will not allow a European team to destroy the ecosystem of European football,” Tebas said on Tuesday.

“It’s not a problem of French football, it’s a problem of European football. We want Ligue 1 to be a sustainable competition. This is not good for the industry.

“Our lawsuit regarding the PSG case has already been drafted and we will file it with UEFA in the coming days.

“I believe this is what we have to do to defend European football and Spanish football and we will do it.”

Tebas accused PSG’s owners, Qatar Sports Investments, of breaching financial rules and called on UEFA to sanction them.

He added: “A team that lost 300-400 million euros [£255m to £340m] in the past three seasons will spend over 600 million euros this year [£510m] in wages and has commercial earnings higher than Real Madrid, Manchester United and Barcelona.

Mbappe poses with Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi after agreeing a three-year contract extension to 2025 to remain at the Parc des Princes

Mbappe poses with Paris Saint-Germain President Nasser Al-Khelaifi after agreeing a three-year contract extension to 2025 to remain at the Parc des Princes

“No one believes that. Then they refresh Mbappe and give [him] €100 million [£85m, signing on bonus] either gross or net.

“That is impossible, unless there is fraud in terms of sponsorship or capital contributions higher than those allowed by UEFA.

“We look like the European Robin Hoods. I’ve spoken to other leagues and some might join us [in the claim made to UEFA].

“We will do it no matter what the president of the French league says. You already know me in Europe.”

LaLiga boss Tebas insisted he has no problem with clubs being owned by sovereign wealth funds as long as they stay within financial fair play boundaries.

He said: “We don’t care if the owners are states. I have no problem with Qatar Investments owning PSG.

“The problem is the attitude that it has as a club owner. They don’t care about losses, they say [in] They cheat the money they want with sponsorship contracts linked to the state.

‘That’s the problem. They use the state number to contribute money regardless of the losses they have.’

Mbappe snubbed Real Madrid into signing a lucrative new deal with Paris Saint-Germain

Mbappe snubbed Real Madrid into signing a lucrative new deal with Paris Saint-Germain

That led to LaLiga boss Javier Tebas calling the new deal

That led to LaLiga boss Javier Tebas calling the new deal “an insult to football”.

Speaking about his relationship with PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, Tebas said: “I’ve told him several times: ‘Listen Nasser, stop cheating because what you’re doing is screwing up football.’ Because he doesn’t listen, we have to insist.”

Tebas’ latest comments are the latest escalation in the ongoing war of words between the Spanish and French leagues after Mbappe decided not to sign with European champions Real and extend his stay at PSG.

Ligue 1 chairman Vincent Labrune reminded Tebas last week that Real and Barcelona “benefit from illegal state aid” and spend enormous sums on transfer fees and wages themselves.

Labrune said: “Firstly, two of your clubs – Real Madrid and Barcelona – have broken a multitude of records in terms of financial stability and sustainability over the last decade.

French league president Vincent Labrune repelled Tebas last week

French league president Vincent Labrune repelled Tebas last week

“In terms of transfer fees, these two clubs have broken the world record six times. In terms of player salaries, Real Madrid currently has two of the highest paid players in world football on the bench [Gareth Bale and Eden Hazard].

“In terms of debt, Barcelona are reported to have a debt level of €1.5 billion and this despite the European Court of Justice finding that Real Madrid and Barcelona have benefited from illegal state aid.

“Over the past 10 years, LaLiga has spent 32 percent more on players than Ligue 1; and significantly more foreign players outside of their own league compared to Ligue 1.”

Labrune’s letter to Tebas continued: “Finally, one final comment would be a simple request to treat players in our league, and across European football, with some respect.

“When Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and others voluntarily left your league last year, instead of acknowledging their greatness (which you had weeks before leaving), you commented on their age and described our league as ‘like the league of legends’ in the face of that Age of some players.

Mbappe pictured with France coach Didier Deschamps ahead of the forthcoming internationals

Mbappe pictured with France coach Didier Deschamps ahead of the forthcoming internationals

“Now your disrespectful smacks appear to be aimed at Kylian Mbappe, who is widely recognized as one of the greatest players in the world and who simply has not joined your league despite receiving a similar offer.

“Unlike you, Ligue 1 praises and promotes players both in our league and across Europe – including those in your league.

“Someone in your various positions might be wise to consider the same.”

Labrune’s comments came in response to Tebas’ initial comments following the Mbappe news, in which he called PSG’s actions “an insult to football” and said “Al-Khelaifi is as dangerous as the Super League”.

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