La Liga president takes dig at Kylian Mbappe for staying in ‘non-competitive’ league
Posted by  badge Boss on Sep 11
Kylian Mbappe ended up remaining at Paris Saint-Germain this summer (Picture: Getty Images)

La Liga president Javier Tebas has taken a dig at Paris Saint-Germain star Kylian Mbappe, saying the striker ‘stayed in a championship that is not competitive’.

Mbappe had been consistently linked with a move to and looked to be on the brink of joining the Spanish club before the recent summer transfer window.

However, the 23-year-old snubbed Madrid as he chose to renew his contract with Ligue 1 champions PSG.

Reacting to Mbappe’s decision earlier this year, Tebas said: ‘What PSG’s doing by renewing Mbappe with large sum after giving losses of €700 million in recent seasons and having more than €600m of salary bill, is an insult to football.

‘They are as dangerous as the Super League.’

Meanwhile, La Liga has seen multiple stars leave the league over recent seasons, with Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo both departing.

Speaking during a public presentation of La Liga squad spending limits, Tebas was quizzed on whether Spain’s top flight is missing the likes of Messi and Ronaldo.

Javier Tebas has aimed a dig at Mbappe (Picture: Getty Images)

He said: ‘If we look at the clubs where they are, we see that these are clubs that are pouring money.

‘Of course, we would have liked them to come, but they weren’t there last year either.

‘Mbappe stayed in a championship that is not competitive.’

Mbappe will be hoping to add a Champions League medal to his collection of honours this season.

The France international also has the matter of a World Cup to focus on, with the competition in Qatar taking place later this year.


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