Paris-Kylian Mbappe has extended a contract with Paris Saint-Germain that will keep France tied to the Ligue 1 team until 2025, the French champions said on Saturday.
“I would like to announce that I have decided to extend my contract at Paris Saint-Germain and I am very happy. I am confident that here I can continue to develop into a club that gives itself all the way to perform at the highest level, “the 23-year-old said in a statement to the club.
“I’m glad to continue playing in France, the country where I was born and raised.”
Mbappe and club president Nasser Al Khelaifi wore a “Mbappe 2025” PSG shirt before the final game of the League 1 season against Metz as the news broke at Al Khelaifi Park des Princes.
The France forward, whose current contract expires on June 30, has been widely linked with a move to Real Madrid.
La Liga has reacted angrily to the extension of Mbappe’s contract, saying it would file a complaint against PSG with European football’s governing body UEFA.
La Liga says Mbappe’s new PSG offer “attacks the economic stability” of European football.
“It is scandalous that a club like PSG, which reported a loss of 220 million euros ($ 232.32 million) after a loss of more than 700 million euros last season, has spent around 650 million for a squad this season. Stop such a deal, “La Liga said.
“UEFA will file a complaint against the French administrative and financial authorities and the European Union authorities against the Liga PSG for protecting the economic ecosystem of European football and its sustainability.”
PSG declined to comment on La Liga’s allegations.
Mbappe, one of the game’s best talents who exploded on the scene as a teenager and helped France win the World Cup in 2018, had to leave for a free transfer when his contract expired at the end of the season.
PSG signed Mbappe from AS Monaco in 2017 for a deal worth around 180 million euros, making him the second-most expensive signer in the world after Neymar, who joined PSG from Barcelona for 222 million euros.
Last year, Real’s bid to sign Mbappe was rejected by the Paris club, who seemed ready to lose him in a free transfer this year.
The report claimed last year that the Spanish champions had offered PSG 200 million euros for the French player.
PSG had no intention of selling their young talisman for the glory of the Champions League, but the French club rarely fell this season when Real knocked them out of the competition by returning to the dramatic second leg in the last-16.
The PSG became even stronger last year with the signing of Lionel Messi from Barcelona to add firepower to the star-studded squad. But apart from regaining the Ligue 1 title, the French club has failed to win any other trophies.
Mbappe, however, has scored 38 goals personally and provided 26 assists in all competitions this season after doubling early on Saturday for the PSG against Metz.
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