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Lawyer: La Liga ready to face PSG in court over Mbappe extension

Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylin Mbappe signs a three-year contract extension with the club. /APC

Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylin Mbappe signs a three-year contract extension with the club. /APC

La Liga chiefs are ready to take their challenge against football club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) over the issue of the French club’s finances to court, lawyer Juan Branco told a press conference on Friday .

“We are going to request the repeal of the approval of Mbappe’s contract from the sports minister, because it is the supervising authority of the sports administration,” Branco said. “Thereafter, we will call on the LFP (Professional Football League) to act via its judicial commission the DNCG (National Management Control Department) in order to carry out a monitoring report on the accounts of PSG. It is a legal step which will allow us to establish whether Mbappe’s contract is within the economic parameters which are imposed by the regulations of the DNCG and the financial fair play of UEFA.”

It was nothing but the latest sequel to the fight against young French star Kylian Mbappe’s failed transfer to Real Madrid. Instead of going to the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu, he decided to sign a three-year extension with PSG. Although details of his new deal were not disclosed, reports suggested that Mbappe had received a signing bonus of 100 million euros (about $104.7 million) as well as an annual salary of 50 million. euros (about $52.3 million).

Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos (L) defends Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain, March 9, 2022. /CFP

Real Madrid’s Toni Kroos (L) defends Paris Saint-Germain’s Kylian Mbappe during the UEFA Champions League Round of 16 second leg match at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu in Madrid, Spain, March 9, 2022. /CFP

Those are astronomical figures even for the best football clubs in Europe, not to mention that PSG have been spending like this almost every year since they were taken over by Doha-based Qatar Sports Investments in 2011. French deny breaching any of UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules.

La Liga have demanded the cancellation of Mbappe’s contract. “We will proceed in the form of a graduated response. We will see little by little what is the capacity of the authorities of French professional football but also of the regulatory and administrative authorities to react to our appeals and our requests. until then, we will increase the pressure,” Bronco added.

La Liga boss Javier Tebas and his Ligue 1 counterpart Vincent Labrune have already exchanged words on Mbappe among others.