Barcelona asked for a price on Neymar, Psg in their good office are willing to pay at all cost to get the 25-year-old over to France, now Spanish La Liga chief is on their tail, with a plan to file a complaint to UEFA for financial fair play breach, on the part of PSG.
Recollect that PSG were fined 60 million euros back in 2014 alongside a transfer spending restriction by UEFA for breaching financial fair play rule.
While talking with Mundo Deportivo, Tebas the La Liga chairman said, “La Liga will file this complaint because it’s a problem for La Liga’s competitiveness. Today it’s happened to Barca, tomorrow it could happen to Real Madrid, it’s happened to Atletico Madrid.”
Should PSG bid, and then pay, the 222 million euros needed to prise Neymar from the Catalan capital, they would struggle to meet UEFA’s financial fair play conditions that limit a team to losses of no more than 30 million euros over a three-year cycle.
And that is despite a mega-money sponsorship deal with the Qatar tourism board.
According to Tebas, “no-one believes” the commercial revenue figures presented by PSG to justify their spending.
“PSG cannot have figures in which PSG’s commercial rights exceed those of Real Madrid and Barcelona,” said Tebas.
“No-one believes that. We’ve carried out economic studies and it’s impossible.
“It means that the Qatari state is injecting money and that violates UEFA’s financial fair play rules and the European Union’s norms of economic competition, and we’re going to file a complaint.”
UEFA’s Club Financial Control Body has also stated that PSG’s 200 million euros a year image rights contract with the Qatari tourist board is inflated and double its “true value”.
Why can’t EUFA also regulate the amount a club put on a player for transfer as well instead of punishing another club for spending such money in buying the player? I wonder……