La Liga files complaint against PSG and Manchester City for this reason
Spanish top-flight La Liga has filed complaints to UEFA against Premier League club Manchester City and Ligue 1 club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) over financial fair play violations, the Spanish league announced on Wednesday (15 June).
The organization said it would take “further legal action for the EU, France and Switzerland” as it understands “these clubs continue to violate existing rules of financial fair play”.
La Liga said it had filed a complaint with UEFA against Manchester City in April, before filing a complaint against PSG last week. The Spanish league also said it was “considering expanding that complaint” against City due to “new data” coming to light. Although no specifics were given in the statement, the English champions have signed Norway striker Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund to a contract which is reportedly worth 300 million euros ($313 million), including his salary, agent fee and bonus. could spend more than
PSG say they will “not honor” LaLiga’s FFP complaint with a response. Club believes he covered his situation in late May, responding directly to Javier Tebas. Club sources say the Mbappe deal complies with the FFP, “makes financial sense” and argue Real offered more. pic.twitter.com/5tdjpGXA0A – Ben Jacobs (@JacobsBen) June 15, 2022
La Liga president Javier Tebas said last month that the organization would take legal action against the French club after Kylian Mbappe postponed a move to Real Madrid at the 11th hour and renewed his contract with PSG until 2025.
La Liga reacted angrily to Mbappe’s contract extension, saying PSG’s new offer to Mbappe “attacks the economic stability” of European football.
“It is reprehensible that a club like PSG, which last season reported losses of more than 220 million euros ($232.32 million), after a loss of more than 700 million euros last season … The squad costing around 650 million, could call off such an agreement,” LaLiga said at the time.
After months of talks with Real Madrid, France international Mbappe ended up staying with the Ligue 1 champions until 2025 for an annual salary of €50 million. This is not the first time LaLiga has filed a complaint against “state-owned clubs” PSG and Manchester City.
PSG is owned by state-run Qatar Sports Investments, while City is owned by Abu Dhabi. In 2017 and 2018, it filed complaints against two clubs over violations of financial fair play rules, which led to sanctions by UEFA. However, City and PSG appealed to the Court of Arbitration for Sport (CAS), which ruled in favor of the two clubs, a decision which the Spanish league called “strange”.
La Liga also announced that it is “studying various legal options in Switzerland” against PSG president Nasser Al-Khelai’i for his various roles running the French club and his various roles in UEFA, the European Club Association (ECA). For “potential conflict of interest” received from. ) and beIN Sports.
with Reuters input