French striker Mbappe has agreed to remain at Paris Saint-Germain, refusing to move to Real Madrid.
He signed a lucrative new three-year deal with the French champions.
The 2018 World Cup winner, 23, is strongly linked with a move to Spain but has transferred his future to Paris Saint-Germain.
La Liga from Spain reacted angrily to the news, calling the deal “shameful” and announcing plans to file a complaint to UEFA and the French and EU authorities.
“A deal of this kind threatens the economic sustainability of European football,” the La Liga statement read, adding that it risks “hundreds of thousands of jobs and the integrity of sport in the medium term, not just because of European competition, but also from our domestic alliance “.
Paris Saint-Germain is set to offer Mbappe a € 150m signing fee to keep for another two seasons, Spanish football expert Guillem Balague wrote last month.
A few months ago, he made a possible financial move to Spain with Real Madrid, but decided not to join Carlo Ancelotti’s team.
Mbappe said he and club president Nasser Al-Khelefi announced the striker had arrived at the Parc des Princes ahead of his final Ligue 1 match of the season against Metz. He is “very happy” to stay in Paris Saint-Germain.
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Mbappe said in a club statement: “I believe I can here continue to grow in a club that offers me all the means to reach the highest level.”
“I’m also very happy to continue to play in France, the country where I was born, raised and thrived.”
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He originally joined Paris Saint-Germain on loan from Monaco in August 2017 and helped them win four Ligue 1 titles in five seasons.
With its agreement coming to an end in June, the Qatar-owned team is eager to retain it and is ready to offer the player a net annual salary of £ 21m.
In this season’s 16 Champions League match against Real Madrid, Mbappe has scored in every possession, but it wasn’t enough to stop Paris Saint-Germain going out 3-2 overall.
He finished the season as Ligue 1 top scorer with 28 goals and provided 17 assists in 35 games as Paris Saint-Germain won the domestic title with four games remaining.
Spain’s La Liga president Javier Tebas has been a staunch opponent of European giants like Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, as well as the proposed European Super League.
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He said: “It is an insult to football that Paris Saint-Germain will be spending a lot of money to replace Mbappe after losing 700 million euros in recent seasons and gaining more than 600 million euros in wages.”
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Earlier this month, the watchdog of the Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP), the governing body of the French professional league, revealed that PSG lost 224.3 million euros in the 2020-21 season.
This comes after a loss of € 124.2 million in the 2019-20 season, when Ligue 1 was shortened in March 2020 due to the Covid-19 pandemic.
Tebas also added that Paris president Saint-Germain Al-Khelaifi is “as dangerous as the Premier League”.
Last April, Real Madrid and Barcelona were among 12 leading European clubs, but the offer fell within days due to backlash from players and supporters, as well as the governing body of government and football. Paris Saint-Germain and Bayern Munich oppose the controversial plan.
A La Liga statement released after Tebas tweeted said it was “shameful” for a “club like Paris Saint-Germain” to agree to such a contract “and those who could accept the arrival of players without their pay” Clubs their bills include damaged failed to sign it. ”
La Liga said Paris Saint-Germain “did not play by the rules” and reiterated many of its president’s claims.