Mbappé, Longoria’s big rant


By: Manu Tournoux

OM president Pablo Longoria was asked to react to the departure of Kylian Mbappé from PSG at the end of the season.

Nothing is official yet, but there is no longer any doubt: Kylian Mbappé will leave Paris Saint-Germain and therefore the French championship at the end of the season. After deciding to extend his lease for an additional year with the capital club at the start of the summer, the kid from Bondy announced his departure internally on the sidelines of the round of 16 first leg of the Champions League against Real Sociedad.

A big loss for PSG, but also for Ligue 1, which is already having all the trouble in the world selling its TV rights. However, for Pablo Longoria, Mbappé’s departure should not impact the value of the championship, which must be based on the spectacle offered on the lawns of France.

“I don’t understand this fatalism about the loss of Mbappé and TV rights”

“I don’t understand this fatalism about the loss of Mbappé and TV rights. Fees are set by the competition show, not a player. La Liga grew up without Neymar, Messi, Cristiano. What we need to improve in Ligue 1 is the daily story we tell about the championship,” declared the Marseille president in the columns of A.S..

To date, Ligue 1 still does not have a broadcaster for next season. The objective of the president of the LFP, Vincent Labrune, remains to reach 900 million euros in overall revenue (domestic and international). But the former leader of OM will have difficulty exceeding the current 624 million euros.

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