Qatari Nasser Al-Khelaifi, president of French club Paris Saint-Germain, said the Saudi league does not pose a threat to the European Football Association, which brings together the best competitions, clubs and players.
Al-Khelaifi said in an interview with La Gazzetta dello Sport ahead of Paris Saint-Germain’s match with Italian hosts Milan this Tuesday night in the Champions League: “The Saudi League is not a threat to us. We focus on our standards, and the European Union has the best competitions. Clubs and players, a rich history and the largest fan base in the world are the ingredients for success.”
Asked about the possibility of extending Kylian Mbappe’s contract, especially after Real Madrid said in an official statement that they were not opening negotiations with the player, Al-Khelaifi replied: “I have not seen their statement. We are all focused only on ourselves, and Mbappe continues to score, so I repeat.” Kilian is the best in the world.”
Regarding whether a revolution is taking place within the ranks of Paris Saint-Germain, the Qatari commented: “This is more than just a revolution, but rather an evolution to reach the top. We are always looking for improvement and growth, and the project is built according to a plan, not based on two competitions.”
Nasser Al-Khelaifi concluded: “We have a new long-term philosophy on a collective level, not on an individual level. I love watching Paris today and I think our fans feel it too.”