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UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin urges La Liga to stop criticizing PSG.

In reaction to comments made by La Liga leader Javier Tebas after Paris Saint-Germain convinced Kylian Mbappe to stay in France rather than join Real Madrid, UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin advised leagues to “think about their own problems” on Friday. Tebas called Mbappe’s choice to bypass the Spanish champions and accept a new three-year contract in Paris a “insult to football.” “I fully disagree,” Ceferin told AFP in a Paris interview before of Saturday’s Champions League final between Liverpool and Real Madrid. In football, there are already far too many insults, and I believe that each league should be concerned about its own problem.”

“In my opinion, it is improper for one league to criticize the other. According to my knowledge, Real Madrid’s bid for Mbappe was equivalent to PSG’s “Ceferin was added.

In a letter obtained by AFP on Thursday, French league president Vincent Labrune expressed “disapproval, as well as our incomprehension” at the “attacks” on PSG and Ligue 1.

Tebas’ tweet criticizing Ligue 1 stated that PSG had paid “huge sums of money” to keep Mbappe “despite generating losses of 700 million euros in recent seasons and having a payroll bill of over 600 million euros.”

PSG lost 224.3 million euros ($240 million) in 2020/21, a rise of 80 percent from the previous year, according to the annual report released earlier this month by French football’s financial body (DNCG).

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