La Liga Confirms Complaints To UEFA Against Manchester City and PSG

La Liga Confirms Complaints To UEFA Against Manchester City and PSG

La Liga confirmed on Wednesday that it had lodged complaints with Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City against UEFA for “continuing violations of existing rules of financial fair play”. La Liga said a complaint against City was lodged with UEFA in April, while a complaint against PSG was lodged “this week”. The Spanish league has insisted it will continue legal action against the two state-backed clubs. La Liga has hired law firms in France and Switzerland “for the purpose of expediting administrative and judicial action before the relevant French authorities and the European Union,” the league said in a statement.

And in Switzerland, La Liga is conducting a “study of various representation options” to investigate a “potential conflict of interest”. Lead and sit on it. UEFA Executive Committee

Manchester City won the race to buy Earling Holland from Borussia Dortmund after paying اس 51 million ($ 63 million) for the striker’s release clause, but the deal, including salary and agent fees, could reportedly exceed 250 million. Is.

And PSG will pay. Calin Embape An annual salary of between 40 and 50 million euros, when the Frenchman chose to reject Real Madrid and sign a new three-year contract with the Qatari-owned club.

PSG lost 224.3 million euros (0 240 million) in 2020/21, an increase of 80% over the previous year, according to the annual report of the French Football Financial Authority (DNCG) earlier this month. ۔

La Liga believes that these practices change the ecosystem and sustainability of football, harm all European clubs and leagues, and only serve to artificially expand the market, including in football itself. Money doesn’t make money, “read a statement from the Spanish League.

“La Liga believes that the illegal financing of these clubs is done either through direct injection of money or through sponsorship and other agreements, which do not conform to market conditions or have economic significance.”

Fighting continues in La Liga against government clubs.

La Liga has been accused of sour grapes following Mbappe’s decision to play in Spain, although the Spanish league and its president, Javier Tebas, have long protested against the financial power of state clubs.

“This is not the first time that La Liga has condemned these anti-competitive practices before the UEFA,” the statement added.

“The Spanish organization has always led the defense of economic control. In 2017 and 2018, it filed briefings with UEFA against PSG and Manchester City for violating financial fair play, which resulted in UEFA Sanctions were imposed on both “state clubs”, although they were later revoked due to bizarre CAS decisions. “

La Liga introduced a system of strict spending restrictions in 2013, which Tabas says increases the Spanish league’s competitive balance and encourages clubs to adopt long-term spending strategies.

UEFA President Alexander Seferin said in an interview with AFP last month that he had rejected La Liga’s criticism of Mbappe’s new deal.

“I don’t agree at all. There’s a lot of insults in football anyway, and I think every league should be concerned about their situation,” Saffron said.

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“I don’t think it’s fair for one league to criticize another. As far as I know, Mbappe’s offer from Real was similar to PSG’s offer,” Saffron added.

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