Football – Mbappé stays at Paris Saint-Germain: “It’s my house”

Ithe rest. After a long soap opera, the player Kylian Mbappé has decided to extend his contract with Paris Saint-Germain, as he personally confirmed on Saturday May 21, before the match against FC Metz: “I am very happy to stay in Paris in my city, I always said it was my house. I want to keep winning trophies with all of you. “Mbappé should stay three more years in the Parisian club, except for a last minute change, as indicated from the Parc des Princes Nasser al-Khelaïfi, president of PSG.

For the leaders of PSG, this signing became essential not to let slip his star player. Indeed, the initial contract binding Mbappé to his club expired on June 30. Without renewal, he could have left France to join Real Madrid – who also courted him – without the latter club having to invest a euro. Something that the Parisian staff could not accept, since in 2017 the purchase of the little prodigy from Bondy had cost 180 million euros to PSG. A record amount. On May 15, during the UNFP trophy presentation, Kylian Mbappé explained that his choice was “almost made”, without revealing his decision.

Mbappé wants to “continue to grow”

Sunday, the day after the long-awaited announcement, the Parisian striker justified, in a publication on his Twitter account, his decision by having the conviction that he can “continue to grow”. The football star also wanted to “thank the president of Real Madrid Florentino Pérez” who tried to recruit him. “I suspect the disappointment (of Real, editor’s note). She lives up to my hesitation. I will be their first supporter for the Champions League final (against Liverpool on May 28, editor’s note), in Paris. My house. »

The player must explain himself to journalists on Monday during a press conference at the Parc des Princes. He will be alongside the president of the capital club Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, whom he thanked in his message “for his trust, his listening and his patience”. “I am very happy to be able to continue to evolve in France, the country where I was born, grew up and flourished. And which gives me the opportunity to pursue my dreams, ”he wrote again.

LaLiga files a complaint

LaLiga, the body that manages professional football in Spain, announced in a statement on Saturday that it would file a “complaint” against Paris Saint-Germain in the context of the aborted transfer of Kylian Mbappé to Real Madrid, to “defend economic ecosystem of European football”. In its press release, LaLiga writes that “this kind of conduct carried out by the president of PSG Nasser al-Khelaifi […] are a danger to European football, at the same level as the Super League”, and that it will lodge a complaint “with UEFA, the French administrative and tax authorities and with the competent bodies of the European Union”.

According to information from RMC Sport, the Parisian player himself called the president of the Spanish club Real Madrid to tell him of his refusal to cross the Pyrenees. Following this extension, the PSG organization chart should be radically overhauled. Mauricio Pochettino, current coach of the team, could not be renewed in his functions next season. Indeed, the contract signed when he arrived in Paris runs until June 30, 2022. An optional year was provided for in the agreements signed between him and the club.

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An “insult to football”, according to the Spaniards

Earlier today, the president of the Spanish Professional Football League, Javier Tebas, protested against Kylian Mbappé’s decision. In a tweet, he considered that this choice was “a disgrace for football”. “What PSG are doing to prolong Mbappé with big money, after recording losses of 700 million euros in recent seasons and while he has a salary bill of 600 million euros is an INSULT to football,” he wrote on Twitter.

PSG president Nasser al-Khelaïfi “is as dangerous as the Super League”, added Javier Tebas in an allusion to the project presented by twelve major European clubs last year. PSG and Tebas were in the same camp, alongside UEFA, to defeat this attempt.

At the same time, the mayor of Paris welcomed of Kylian Mbappé’s decision in a very short message accompanied by a photo announcing the player’s extension to PSG. ” Great ! ! ! she said. All accompanied by two emoticons in the colors of the football club. The departure or not of the player from Bondy (Seine-Saint-Denis) had become an almost political question in recent months, according to several media. Indeed, behind the scenes, the head of state has multiplied the exchanges with the player, even during the presidential campaign, to push him to stay in Paris.

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