According to the report, these clubs routinely break financial fair play regulations.
The Spanish La Liga filed a complaint with UEFA on Wednesday against the French club Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) and the English club Manchester City, alleging that they consistently break financial fair play rules.
“These activities, in La Liga’s opinion, impair the ecosystem and sustainability of football, harm all European clubs and leagues, and only serve to artificially inflate the market with money not created within football,” the governing body said in a statement.
Manchester City was the subject of a complaint from La Liga in April, while PSG was the subject of a complaint from La Liga last week.
In 2017 and 2018, the Spanish top-tier league filed UEFA complaints against the two teams for “financial fair play violations.”
Consequently, both clubs were previously sanctioned by UEFA, but the Court of Arbitration for Sport overturned the punishments.
Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga, called PSG sensation Kylian Mbappe’s contract “an insult to football” in May.
Mbappe, a 23-year-old French striker, has turned down Real Madrid’s offer to extend his contract at Parc des Princes until 2025.
Since 2017, the 2018 FIFA World Cup winner has been a fixture for PSG and is recognized as one of the best forwards of his age.
Tebas wrote, “What PSG is doing by renewing Mbappe with significant quantities of money… after making losses of €700 million ($727.7 million) in recent seasons and having a payroll bill of over €600 million, is an INSULT to football.”
PSG President Nasser Al-Khelaifi, he continued, is “as hazardous as the (European) Super League.”
A dozen European giants from England, Italy, and Spain declared in April 2021 that they will organize the European Super League to compete with the top-tier UEFA Champions League. However, after a significant outcry, nine of the twelve clubs dropped out of the project before it could completely take off.
Only Real Madrid, Barcelona, and Juventus from Italy insisted on pursuing the plan.
“PSG is likely to lose 200 million euros, it has already been dragged 300 million euros… and they go and renew Mbappe with those sums.” I’m not sure if they’ll have to cheat by paying outside the French environment or fattening up the sponsorships, but they’ll have to.
He also slammed Manchester City’s latest stunning signing, Erling Haaland, a Norwegian star.
“City must have done something,” he continued, “since Haaland demanded more from the clubs than the 60 million (euros) that had been paid.”
On Monday, Haaland was signed by Manchester City from Borussia Dortmund in Germany.
After signing a five-year contract with the English club, the 21-year-old will join Man City on July 1.