Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe has been criticised by La Liga president Javier Tebas after he snubbed Real Madrid this summer.
Pretty much everyone expected Mbappe to leave the Parisiens when his contract expired in July.
He was flirting with the idea of fulfilling his childhood dream of playing for Real Madrid and the stars looked as though they had aligned.
However, the France international was given an offer he could not refuse and penned a new three-year PSG contract.
Essentially given the role of general manager, Mbappe is able to call the shots behind the scenes, something that Madrid probably did not think to offer because it is batsh*t crazy.
Real Madrid were obviously a bit gutted, even if Florentino Perez tried to act like he couldn’t care less.
Los Blancos had lodged a whopping offer north of £150million to sign Mbappe in 2022, when he had less than 12 months remaining on his deal.
Clearly confident the player would renew, PSG turned it down. That must have required some huge balls, I must admit.
Mbappe is still teasing Real a little bit and will surely end up playing for them one day. Probably when his contract expires in three years; unless he is offered the opportunity to become the club’s manager.
Speaking in June, Perez told Marca: “His dream was to play at Real Madrid, we wanted to do it last August and they didn’t let him leave, he kept saying he wanted to play at Madrid and like 15 days before he changed the situation.
“This is not the Mbappe I wanted to bring, he is another one, who must have changed his dream.
“He is a great player, he can win more than others, but it is a collective sport and we have values and principles that we cannot change.”
And La Liga president Tebas has shared his thoughts on the matter, and he is equally unimpressed.
“If we look at the clubs where they are, we see that these are clubs that are pouring money,” Tebas said.
“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.”
Ligue 1 is certainly less competitive than La Liga, but it is worth noting there have been as many different champions in France as there have been in Spain since 2017.
Going further back is relatively pointless given the fact PSG are filthy rich and kind of look like they’ve got their sh*t together now, but I’m going to do it anyway.
There have been three different Spanish champions since 2005, in comparison to seven different French champions in the same amount of time.
I don’t want to say too much to disregard Tebas’ opinion, though, as he is giving us something to write about in a period when we are starving for content. Cheers, Javier.