La Liga drags PSG to UEFA over Neymar

Spanish La Liga Chief, Javier Tebas, has said the Spanish football league authority will file a financial fair play breach against Paris Saint-German, PSG, regarding the pursuit of Barcelona striker, Neymar, before the European football governing body UEFA.

It is being rumored that the French-side PSG are weighing up a bid of over 200 million euros for the Brazilian striker. An amount that could trigger Neymar’s transfer release clause.

If PSG eventually bid and pay over 200 million Euros to secure the service of Neymar from Barcelona, the team would be unstable to meet the UEFA financial fair play conditions which limit a team to not more than 30 million losses over a three-year cycle.

The Spanish Chief believes the commercial revenue figure declared by PSG to back their spending spree is unbelievable, which also includes the sponsorship deal with the Qatar tourism board.

“PSG cannot have figures in which PSG’s commercial rights exceed those of Real Madrid and Barcelona.”

“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,” Tebas, the La Liga chairman, told Mundo Deportivo.

“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.”

Recall that in 2014, PSG was fined 60 million euros and handed transfer spending restrictions by UEFA for breaching financial fair play rules.

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 it’s “true value”.

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