MADRID ( Associated Press) — The Spanish league filed a complaint with UEFA against Paris Saint-Germain, complaining on Wednesday that the French club broke financial fair play rules when it tried to persuade Kylian Mbappe to turn down an offer. A new contract was agreed upon. from Real Madrid.
The league had already filed a lawsuit in April against Manchester City, a club which it also points to as “consistently” failing to adhere to financial fair play.
La Liga, on the other hand, indicated that it would take legal action against PSG before the European Union, France and Switzerland.
He said in a statement, “The league believes that these practices alter the ecosystem and sustainability of football, harm all European clubs and leagues, and only with the money it generates in football.” They work to artificially increase the market.
After Mbappe said no to Madrid last month, La Liga said the striker’s new three-year deal with PSG was “reprehensible” and detrimental to the economic stability of European football.
The league argued, “The league understands that the unregulated financing of these clubs is done either through direct injection of money or through sponsorship contracts and other forms that are not commensurate with market conditions or do not make economic sense.” come.” League Wednesday.
According to the Spaniards, the deal with Mbappé was financially unfeasible due to recent losses with an expensive squad including Lionel Messi and Neymar.
The complaint against Man City was filed in April, and the league said it may file other appeals against the clubs as it gathers new information.
PSG is owned by the Sovereign Investment Fund of the Emirate of Qatar. Man City is controlled by Abu Dhabi.
League president Javier Tebas has repeatedly reprimanded state clubs for ignoring financial rules. After confirming that Mbappe was staying at PSG, Tebas tweeted that it was “an insult to football.”
The French League responded with a letter condemning the Thebes attacks, saying they were baseless.
The Spanish league said it has hired lawyers in France and Switzerland to take legal action in those countries for “conflicts of interest” due to their roles in UEFA and other football bodies, PSG president Nasser al-Khelaiai. Including the potential one against.
This is not the first time the Spanish league has taken action against PSG and Man City. They filed complaints against him for breaking financial rules in 2017 and 2018, which led to the UEFA sanctions eventually being overturned due to “strange” decisions by the Court of Arbitration for Sport, according to La Liga.
“The Spanish organization has always led the defense of economic control,” he said.