Paris Saint-Germain receive backing from LFP over Javier Tebas comments

Beth Cruz
September 8, 2017

Manchester City on the other hand have insisted that a majority of the players they send out on loan do not have fees included, and are adamant they have not breached any rules.

"We have seen the accounts of these clubs for the past five years, seeing income from gate tickets, TV rights and commercial income".

Uefa is investigating PSG's transfer spending but said that City were not under scrutiny.

La Liga lodged an official complaint to UEFA on August 22, calling for an investigation into both clubs for "violation of financial fair play regulations".

When asked if Girona cooked the books, Tebas said: "They were trying to but they didn't manage to do it".

The Ligue de Football Professionel (LFP) has given its backing to PSG, who are owned by Qatar Sports Investments, a Doha-based sovereign wealth fund.

Neymar, PSG and Manchester City accused of 'peeing in the swimming pool' by La Liga president Javier Tebas

"We still have hope".

Tebas, the president of La Liga, criticised PSG over the world-record £198million signing of Neymar from Barcelona - reported by Sportsmail - during an appearance at the Soccerex conference on Wednesday, saying clubs backed by national gas and oil revenues were inflating costs for all clubs and destroying the industry. "If [Neymar] had gone to Manchester United maybe I would not have gone to the courts because this is not financial doping and maybe they have the money to buy this player". However, UEFA confirmed last week that it had officially opened a formal investigation into Paris Saint-Germain. These past few years Manchester City have paid out almost a thousand million on players, PSG £950m.

Manchester City was the Premier League team that spent the most money in the past summer transfer window, spending 240 million euros on six players: Benjamin Mendy and Bernardo Silva from Monaco, Kyle Walker from Tottenahm Hotspur, Ederson from Benfica, Danilo from Real Madrid, and Douglas Luiz from Vasco da Gama (loaned to Girona).

"We are very confident in our position and in our recruitment", said PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi at Mbappe's unveiling. "We have nothing to hide".

"Uefa can do as it wishes, but we have done everything in a transparent way". Because there is a value coming from sponsorship outside of the market.


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