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Kylian Mbappé announces that he is staying at PSG, the end of a long suspense

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Diligently courted by Real Madrid, the world champion finally extended his contract with Paris SG who, more than ever, dream of winning their first Champions League with him. LaLiga have announced their intention to file a ‘complaint’ against PSG with UEFA.

The announcement put an end to a soap opera of several months: French striker Kylian Mbappé, who hesitated for a long time from leaving for Real Madrid, confirmed on Saturday May 21 that he was staying at Paris SG.

“I am very happy to stay in France, in Paris, in my city. I hope I will continue to do what I love to do the most, play football and win trophies,” he said. in front of the public at the Parc des Princes. At his side, the president of the club, Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, formalized the extension until 2025 of the contract of the superstar.

The decision taken by the player had been revealed in the afternoon by several specialized media, a few hours before the last meeting of the season, against Metz at the Parc des Princes (9:00 p.m.), where the club planned a party for celebrate its 10and title of champion of France.

By committing to Paris for the long term, Kylian Mbappé could beat Edinson Cavani’s record (200 goals) and thus become the top scorer in the history of the club. He has 168 ahead of Saturday’s game.

“An insult to football”

This agreement for the extension of Kylian Mbappé’s contract at Paris SG is “a disgrace for football”, judged the president of the Spanish Professional Football League Javier Tebas on Saturday.

“What PSG are doing to prolong Mbappé with big money… after suffering losses of 700 million euros in recent seasons and having a salary bill of 600 million euros is an INSULT to football”, wrote the Spanish leader on Twitter, without specifying where he got these figures.

This body, which manages professional football in Spain, announced in a statement on Saturday that it would file a “complaint” against PSG with UEFA to “defend the economic ecosystem of European football”.

Recruited in Monaco in 2017 against 180 million euros, Mbappé has already won with PSG four titles in the French Championship (2018, 2019, 2020, 2022), three in the Coupe de France (2018, 2020, 2021) and a Cup of the League (2018) in particular. On the other hand, he never raised the Champions League, despite a final in 2020 lost against Bayern Munich (1-0).

With AFP

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