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Everything looked to be set in place for Mbappe to make the move from Paris to Madrid after reports that the Frenchman has agreed a deal with the Spanish champions.
But a last ditch attempt from PSG lured Mbappe into making a sensational U-Turn, after being offered a huge signing on fee and massive salary with numerous bonuses, Mbappe put pen to paper on a new deal that will keep him at the Parc des Princes club until the summer of 2025.
Real Madrid were in total shock that a player who they have been chasing for two years decided to stay at his current club at the very last second. Spain's La Liga also reacted to the collapse of the Mbappe to Madrid deal. The league branded the deal between the 23-year-old and PSG as 'scandalous' and announced plans to file a complaint to UEFA as well as French and EU authorities.
Official statement: La Liga announce they have now reported Paris Saint-Germain to UEFA because of Kylian Mbappé deal. 🚨 #Mbappé— Fabrizio Romano (@FabrizioRomano) May 21, 2022
“This is a scandal. We will now report PSG to Uefa, French autorities and EU authorities”. ⤵️📑 pic.twitter.com/ZFFtZN4eTl
La Liga said: "This type of agreement threatens the economic sustainability of European football, and said that the deal puts "hundreds of thousands of jobs and sporting integrity at risk in the medium term, not only from European competitions, but also from our domestic leagues."
Since then, UEFA president Ceferin has given his response to La Liga's complaint.
He said: "Whoever will respect our rules is welcome to play in our competitions; who will not respect the rules will not."
"Look not Real Madrid or anyone else will tell Uefa what to do. They are outraged from one point of view and, as much as I know, their offer was similar to [PSG's] offer."
🎙 Aleksander Čeferin on Real Madrid and La Liga's criticism of PSG: "Neither Real Madrid nor anyone else will tell UEFA what to do. They are outraged, from their point of view, but from what I know, their offer was the same as that of PSG." 💰 pic.twitter.com/8UZcxQNXQb— Football Tweet ⚽ (@Football__Tweet) May 25, 2022
Ceferin also declared that he is 'tired' of people complaining about allowing state-run clubs.
He said: "I've said that many times and I will say it again, tell me one argument why they shouldn't be the owners of a club."
"If you say that clubs belong to the fans, don't you think that the other English clubs have owners - they have owners from the United States, some from the Middle East, they have owners from England. So it's exactly the same situation and I'm really tired of these accusations without any concrete grounds."
He added: "I want to know who broke the rules and if you break the rules then you will be punished."
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