Kylian Mbappé Leaving PSG for Real Madrid ‘Not Good News’ for Ligue 1, Javier Tebas Says

Kylian Mbappé appears ready to leave Paris Saint-Germain when his contract with the capital club expires in June. While the Parisians are prepared to replace the Frenchman, Ligue 1 might not be.

PSG is moving on from the superstar era, which has brought the likes of Zlatan Ibrahimović, Neymar Jr., Lionel Messi, and Mbappé. However, for the league and its visibility, losing the 25-year-old is bad news, says La Liga president Javier Tebas.

Tebas believes that the French giants will be fine post-Mbappé, but he does share a concern for Ligue 1. 

“With all its faults, PSG has built a brand over the last ten years,” Tebas told L’Equipe (h/t Le10Sport). “Ligue 1, for its part, must always work more on its brand. In the short term, Mbappé’s departure is not good news, but the strategy of the LFP must be considered in the medium and long term.”

The league is attempting to secure television contracts, and losing the PSG star does hurt the amount they could receive. Furthermore, with the capital club not looking to go after big-name players anymore, it is also a blow for the league in terms of high-profile names. 

Although PSG will survive what’s coming, it will be interesting to see how Ligue 1 navigates this situation. 

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