PSG's signing of Neymar makes a mockery of FFP, says Javier Tebas


PSG's signing of Neymar makes a mockery of FFP, says Javier Tebas

La Liga president Javier Tebas accused Paris St-Germain and Manchester City of financial doping on Wednesday and said that the French club were "laughing at the system" after their world record £200m purchase of Neymar from Barcelona and then season long signing of Kylian Mbappe. Now Neymar has gone on the diving board and peed from the diving board.

"It is important that UEFA doesn't just look at the most recent player transfers, but at PSG's history of non-compliance".

Tebas' hopes of a similar inquiry into Abu-Dhabi owned City, who spent £220m this summer, were dismissed by Uefa, but the Spaniard refused to back down.

"There is no investigation into Manchester City with regards to 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".

City did not charge Girona a loan fee for any of the five players they sent to the club, although that is not unusual in itself - they did not charge Celtic a loan fee for striker Patrick Roberts when he agreed another 12-month spell with the Scottish champions this summer.

Despite Tebas' request for City to also be investigated, Uefa confirmed on Tuesday that there is now no open investigation into the club's adherence to FFP. They [Uefa] have created the financial fair play rules and we think these rules have been infringed.

'Uefa and other institutions - European Union - need to carry out investigations, ' Tebas said.

The club source denied to ESPN FC that any such secret agreement had taken place and that City's reduced sanction, after an initial fine of £49m and squad restrictions, resulted from the club proving to the governing body it was now playing by the rules.

When Mbappe was presented in Paris on Wednesday, PSG president Nasser Al-Khelaifi faced questions about the structure of the deal. We welcome Uefa into our offices with great pleasure.

The LFP added that it welcomed PSG's ambitious moves in the transfer market as they served to make Ligue 1 a more attractive competition overall.

Ronaldo and Messi have been two of the best players in the world for much of the last decade, enhancing the La Liga brand with their superb performances for Real Madrid and Barcelona. That's impossible. That's financial doping. "Because there is a value coming from sponsorship outside of the market". But what happens when this money comes into European football?



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