Ceferin tells LaLiga’s Tebas that if PSG broke rules, where’s the evidence?

May 26 – UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin has waded into the debate over Kylian Mbappe’s contract extension at Paris St Germain after the French superstar turned his back on an expected move to Real Madrid.

Mbappe is set to become the world’s most expensive footballer following a late U-turn that left Real fuming and saw La Liga file an official complaint to UEFA that the “scandalous” agreement attacks the entire “economic stability of European football”.

PSG boss Nasser Al-Khelaifi is a member of UEFA’s executive committee and Ceferin has leapt to the French club’s defence over its conduct.

Ceferin claimed a previous contract offer from Real was similar to PSG’s and that UEFA would not be pushed around by the Spanish giants.

“Look, not Real Madrid or anyone else will tell UEFA what to do,” Ceferin told the BBC.

“They are outraged from one point of view and, as much as I know, their offer was similar to [PSG’s] offer.”

Javier Tebas, president of Spain’s La Liga, famously accused Qatar-owned PSG of “financial doping” and has described PSG’s new offer to Mbappe as an “insult to football”.

But Ceferin hit back: “I’ve said that many times and I will say it again, tell me one argument why they shouldn’t be the owners of a club.”

“I’m really tired of these accusations without any concrete grounds. I want to know who broke the rules and if you break the rules then you will be punished.”

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