Ylian Mbappe has signed a new contract at PSG until 2025, ending months of speculation over his future.
The French star’s existing deal was due to expire this summer, leaving him able to agree a free transfer elsewhere. This appeared to set the stage for a move to Real Madrid, with the La Liga side seeing Mbappe as a statement signing to rival one of Galactico’s arrivals from the past.
However, Mbappe has now committed his future to PSG and in doing so will receive a massive signing fee which is said to be in the region of €100m with a salary of €1m-a-week. It has also been suggested that he will have some influence on club decisions, such as manager and player signings.
Mbappe said: “I’m very happy. Here, I can continue to grow within a club like Paris which gives everything to perform at the highest level.
“I am also very happy to be able to continue in France, the country where I was born, grew up and flourished.”
It’s a huge win for PSG to see Real’s attentions and persuade Mbappe to stay, and club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi took to the pitch at Parc des Princes to deliver the news.
“It’s an exceptional moment in the history of PSG,” said Al-Khelaifi.
“Mbappé now becomes the cornerstone of the club’s project for the years to come, on and off the pitch. I am very proud and very happy, we are going to open the most beautiful pages of our history.
The news went well in Paris – less at La Liga HQ. A statement has been released revealing a complaint is being filed over what is perceived to be PSG’s financial misconduct in linking Mbappe.
The league claimed PSG were threatening the “economic sustainability of European football” by spending so much to keep Mbappe despite significant losses in recent seasons.
The press release specifies: “These behaviors show even more that the state clubs do not respect or do not want to respect the rules of an economic sector as important as football, key to the sustainability of hundreds of thousands of jobs.
“This type of behavior led by Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of PSG, due to his status as a member of the ex-UEFA, president of ECA, is a danger for European football at the same level as the Super League. .”