Ligue 1 president Vincent Labrune has hit again at his LaLiga counterpart Javier Tebas who attacked Paris St Germain following Kylian Mbappe’s contract extension, saying his denigration of the French league and its gamers was ‘unacceptable’.
Mbappe, who had been linked with a transfer to Actual Madrid, rejected a proposal to affix the Spanish champions on a free switch and prolonged his contract at PSG to 2025.
LaLiga had reacted angrily to the contract extension, saying it could file a criticism towards PSG to European soccer’s governing physique UEFA as a result of the deal “assaults the financial stability” of European soccer.
“We’re all of the extra shocked that you’re making these assaults given your capability as President of the European Leagues (which is meant to signify all leagues of Europe together with Ligue 1) and a UEFA Government Committee member (whose position is to advertise the collective pursuits of European soccer),” Labrune wrote.
“It’s troublesome to comply with the factual substance of your letter and what relevance the renewal of a participant’s contract with a membership in one other league has to LaLiga.
“Your assaults on Ligue 1 and one in every of our golf equipment Paris St Germain and one in every of our gamers Kylian Mbappe are primarily based round your individual interpretation of economic unsustainability and aggressive imbalance, which you repeatedly attribute to Ligue 1 and one in every of our golf equipment.
“The truth that you publicly and repeatedly take this place towards Ligue 1 on this subject and denigrate our League and our golf equipment is each unacceptable and manifestly false.”
Tebas additionally wrote on Twitter https://twitter.com/Tebasjavier/standing/1528032767388286977 that Mbappe’s contract extension was an “insult to soccer”, claiming PSG had suffered heavy monetary losses in latest seasons.
Labrune retorted by saying Actual Madrid has “two of the best paid gamers in world soccer sat on their bench” whereas Barcelona had been reported to have a “debt stage of 1.5 billion euros”.
Barcelona president Joan Laporta mentioned final August that the membership’s money owed totalled 1.35 billion euros ($1.45 billion).
Labrune added that Tebas’ earlier assaults on gamers corresponding to Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos who left Barcelona and Actual Madrid, respectively, and moved to PSG was additionally unwarranted.
“Now your disrespectful smears appear to be directed in direction of Kylian Mbappe who’s broadly acknowledged to be one of many world’s biggest gamers and who merely did not be a part of your league, by selection, regardless of having obtained the same provide,” he mentioned.
($1 = 0.9333 euros)