After Kylian Mbappé’s extension to PSG, Javier Tebas, president of the Spanish Football League, announced that he had written a letter of complaint against the Parisian club to UEFA. The Spanish body has now taken action since La Liga has lodged a complaint with UEFA, not only against PSG but also Manchester City. The reason ? For La Liga, these two clubs are said to be continually breaking Financial Fair Play rules. “La Liga considers that these practices alter the ecosystem and the sustainability of football, harm all European clubs and leagues, and only serve to artificially inflate the market, with money not generated by football itself. “can we read on the La Liga website.
But that’s not all since La Liga also announces on its website that it has hired lawyers in Switzerland and France to take legal action against PSG before the French courts via the European Union authorities. . It is obviously the extension of Kylian Mbappé with the Parisian club which would be in the sights of La Liga and its president. When formalizing the Frenchman’s signing in Paris, Tebas felt that the club’s practices were unfair: “We will not let a European team destroy the ecosystem of European football. The complaint that we are going to file with UEFA has already been drafted. These are not postures, they are objective economic data. Losses of around 300 million euros and revenues higher than those of Madrid, United and Barça, data that no one believes. And they extend Mbappé”he explained at the time, “PSG will end up with losses of 200 million euros, they are already dragging 300… and they will renew Mbappé with these sums. They will have to cheat.”
A legal action would also target Nasser Al-Khelaïfi on possible conflicts of interest, in particular on his roles within UEFA, the ECA (the European Club Association) beIn Sports (owned by Qatar and whose he is the boss). The latter is notably considered to be one of UEFA’s biggest clients, confirms the New York Times.
Compared to Manchester City, Javier Tebas and La Liga denounce the signing of Erling Haaland because “the player asked the clubs for more apart from the 60 million euros that were paid.”
This is not the first time that La Liga has denounced the practices of these two clubs: in 2017 and 2018, it filed briefs with UEFA for violation of financial fair play, which had led to sanctions against the club. respect of the two entities… Sanctions then canceled by decision of the Court of Arbitration for Sport, “for strange reasons”according to La Liga.