Mbappe signed a new three-year contract with PSG earlier this month, rejecting an approach from Real Madrid, who were planning to pay the French World Cup winner a package for £300 million.
So, La Liga president indicated after Kylian Mbappé signed a new deal with Qatari-owned PSG that the Spanish league will submit complaints against the club, but Ligue 1 has denied the charges.
The French football league, Ligue 1, has written to the head of the Spanish competition, Javier Tebas, to express its displeasure with his assaults on Paris Saint Germain’s finances, following Kylian Mbappé’s decision to stay with the club rather than join Real Madrid.
Tebas stated that after Mbappé signed a new three-year contract with Qatari-owned PSG, the Spanish league would file objections with UEFA, the European Union, and French administrative and fiscal authorities since the “scandalous” pact threatens the sport’s economic stability.
“We want to express in the strongest possible terms our disapproval, and also our incomprehension, of your latest attacks against Ligue 1 and one of our clubs,” French league chairman Vincent Labrune said in a letter to Tebas on May 25 that was obtained by The Associated Press.
“The fact that you publicly and repeatedly take this position against Ligue 1 on this topic and denigrate our league and our clubs is both unacceptable and manifestly false.”
Tebas has long questioned PSG’s reliance on Qatari sponsorships, which he calls of “doubtful valuation,” and has questioned how the club can comply with laws given its enormous losses.
Labrune wrote, “Your attacks on Ligue 1 and one of our clubs Paris Saint-Germain and one of our players Kylian Mbappé are based around your own interpretation of financial unsustainability and competitive imbalance, which you repeatedly attribute to Ligue 1 and one of our clubs.”
Labrune noted that the European Court of Justice decided Real Madrid and Barcelona received illegal state help, and that Spanish top division clubs have spent nearly a third more on players in the last decade than the French league.
Labrune emphasised how Tebas, as a member of the UEFA executive committee, contributed to the development of new European financial sustainability guidelines.
The Financial Fair Play replacement contains no provisions prohibiting clubs from receiving investment from sovereign wealth funds such as Qatar.