Kylian Mbappe has signed a new three-year contract with Paris Saint-Germain, but LaLiga has said it will file a complaint about the deal after he did not join Real Madrid.
The 23-year-old France international had been widely expected to leave the Ligue 1 champions for Real at the end of the season upon the expiry of his existing deal on June 30.
L’aventure continue…🔴🔵 pic.twitter.com/w0STNy0oLQ
— Kylian Mbappé (@KMbappe) May 21, 2022
Real – who were willing to pay €230m to sign the forward on Deadline Day last summer – were ready to give Mbappe a signing-on fee of £110m and wages of £20m-a-year after tax. Their total investment would have been about £300m.
Mbappe was presented on the pitch ahead of PSG’s Ligue 1 match at home to Metz – in which he scored a hat-trick – and said: “I would like to announce that I have chosen to extend my contract at Paris Saint-Germain, and of course I am delighted.
“I am convinced that here I can continue to grow at a club that provides everything necessary to perform at the highest level. I am also delighted to continue to play in France, the country where I was born, where I have grown up and where I have made my name.”
Kylian Mbappé’s Saturday:
▪️ Rejects Real Madrid
▪️ Signs huge new PSG contract
▪️ Hat trick vs. Metz
— B/R Football (@brfootball) May 21, 2022
Mbappe went on to score a hat-trick in the game against Metz as PSG ran out 5-0 winners at the Parc des Princes.
The news of Mbappe’s U-turn was met with a vociferous response from Spanish football authorities, with LaLiga saying it will complain to UEFA, French tax authorities and the European Union over PSG’s “non-compliance with UEFA’s financial fair play”.
Mbappe becomes the highest-paid player in world football on wages of around £1m a week after pocketing a signing-on fee in the region of £100m from PSG. The club have also made concessions over image rights with Mbappe in line to receive bonus payments for goals, Ballon d’Or honours and Champions League success.
There remain big question marks over the future of PSG head coach Mauricio Pochettino and sporting director Leonardo. PSG want Zinedine Zidane to replace Pochettino this summer.