Florentino Perez criticized the fact that some of Europe’s top clubs now have government support, as he stressed that real Madrid made an offer of 200 million euros for Paris Saint-Germain forward Kylian Mbappe but saw that he was rejected despite the fact that he was in the last year of his contract.
Speaking with real Madrid members of the board before the general meeting of the club, WhiteThe President highlighted the threat of state-backed clubs PSG, Manchester and now Newcastle United at the forefront of his anger.
“We have to fulfill our contracts and we try to attract good players and the best players,” Florentino Perez answered a question by Ramon Alvarez de Monts of Radio MARCA.
“But you have to be able to afford them. Now you offer 200 million [euros] and they are not for sale.
“When they end their contracts, it’s better, but now there are many government-backed clubs and they don’t want to sell you players.
“I strive for [financial] control [of the club] be in charge, not money that you get from somewhere else. The time will come when the top 30 clubs in Europe will belong to countries.
“This is not a principle of the European Union. I came here to fight, and I have been fighting since I came. “
European Super League
V real Madrid the president also discussed European Super Leagueof which he became president, and how he wants the project to emulate the Santiago Bernabeu, who organized the European Cup.
“In 1955, the European Football Championship was established and the situation was the same as it is now. You have to play football based on the merits and resources you have, ”he said. Florentino Perez commented.
“And you must have EU principles: solidarity, competition and fair play. We have to solve this, and I will fight for it. “