the recent renewal of contract Mbappe with the paris st germain in the run-up to the match against Metz, he cheered up the Parisian fans and generated effusive anger from the fans of the real Madrid they hoped to see him in the White House jersey next season.
But the decision of the French striker was also criticized by the sidewalk in front. Joan Laportapresident of Barcelonaanalyzed his club’s campaign in the last few hours and took the opportunity to throw a dart at PSG: “This distorts the market. The players end up being kidnapped for the money.”he expressed.
The Barça boss concluded: “These are the effects of a club having a state behind it. This goes against all the principles of the European Union“Of course, the Parisian team was bought by the investment fund Qatar Sports Investments and the great relationship of its owner with the emir of the Arab country is what the Spanish leaders disapprove of.
Kylian Mbappé with Nasser Al-Khelaifi during the announcement of his renewal. Photo: AP/Michel Spingler)
But in the interview broadcast by the Catalan sports newspaper L’Esportiu, the 59-year-old lawyer also smiled knowing that his defenders will not have to face the French attacker in the future: “Then there is the reading that can be done from Barsa. There is a direct rival that does not come out reinforced and we prefer that he can’t hit us when it comes to competing,” he said.
“But I am left with the reflection regarding the sustainability of football because I think that we should not worry so much about a rival either. We must worry about having a competitive team, which is what we are trying to do,” added the president.
The Catalan club also tried to sign Kylian Mbappe23, who ended up renewing his contract with PSG on Saturday until 2025. Last weekend, La Liga de España also declared that it would denounce PSG to defend “the economic ecosystem of European football.”
The president of FC Barcelona, Joan Laporta, targeted PSG after the renewal of Mbappé. Photo: EFE/Alejandro Garcia
anger in Spain
The decision of Kylian Mbappe provoked various reactions in Spanish football and especially in the surroundings of the real Madridthe club that sounded strong as a possible destination for the French star.
The most vehement and most forceful reaction was that of the president of the Spanish League, Javier Thebeswho did not hide his great anger on Twitter.
“What PSG is going to do by renewing Mbappé with large amounts of money (to know where and how he pays them) after losing 700 million euros (739 million dollars) in recent seasons and having more than 600 million euros (633 million dollars) of wages, is an INSULT to football. (PSG president Nasser) Al Khelafi is as dangerous as the Super League, “he wrote.
The Spanish League announced hours later that it will file a “complaint” against Paris Saint-Germain to defend “the economic ecosystem of European football and its sustainability”, before UEFA, the administrative and tax authorities of France and before the competent bodies of the European Union.
Javier Tebas, president of LaLiga, considered Mbappé’s decision an insult. Photo: EFE/Guillermo Martinez
The Spanish journalist Julio Maldonado, known as ‘Maldini’ and an expert in international football, considered that it had been “a matter of money.”
“To end the Mbappé issue. It was a money issue, don’t go crazy. Mbappé has used both PSG and Real Madrid to get a better contract. It’s textbook. Two powerful contenders make the price more expensive. Real Madrid had everything to lose. It’s that simple,” he said.
Asked on the Cadena Cope radio station’s ‘Tiempo de Juego’ program, the president of the Federation of Real Madrid Supporters Clubs, Luis Cáceres, recalled that his club “has won 13 European Cups (Champions League) without Mbappé” .
“He has never been ours and we don’t have to miss him,” he said.
With information from agencies