La Liga confirmed Wednesday that they had filed complaints with UEFA over ongoing breaches by PSG and Manchester City regarding the existing Financial Fair Play regulations. La Liga has filed complaints with UEFA over the perceived violations of Financial Fair Play by PSG and Man City, the Spanish professional football league announced Wednesday. The Spanish company had filed a complaint to UEFA against Paris St Germain, saying that the French club broke Financial Fair Play rules when they offered a new contract to Kylian Mbappe, convincing him to turn down a move to Real Madrid.
La Liga president Javier Tebas said last month that La Liga will file legal proceedings against PSG after Kylian Mbappe spurned a move to Real Madrid at the eleventh hour and renewed his contract at PSG through 2025. Following Kylian Mbappe’s money-spinning contract that did not sit well with Madrid fans, the league’s president filed a UEFA complaint this week over PSG, having already complained about Manchester City in April. La Ligas’s complaint to UEFA comes after Erling Haaland was sold to Manchester City, while Kylian Mbappes’s contract extension with PSG was also renewed.
The detailed statement said: “LaLiga has filed this week with UEFA the complaint against PSG, which will be joined by the other one lodged in April against the Premier League giants, Manchester City, because of its perception the clubs are consistently violating current Financial Fair Play regulations. La Liga revealed the original complaint was lodged against City in April, but another one about the French giants has followed it. The confirmation of the protests comes following big months for both clubs, with PSG sealing a new deal for star forward Kylian Mbappe ahead of Madrid’s Champions League triumph. At the same time, Manchester City secured the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund, with both players having been heavily touted to make the switch to Spain.
La Liga has also raised a conflict of interest regarding PSG chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi, given his role as chairman of the European Club Association (ECA) and as an organisation delegates on the UEFA Executive Committee. A PSG source denied La Ligas’s claims that Al-Khelaifi had conflicts of interest due to his roles with PSG, UEFA, the European Club Association and BeIN Sports, insisting that BeIN has outside legal advisors who continually scrutinise its meetings to ensure that conflicts are non-existent. While Al-Khelaifi is prominent in UEFA’s executive committee, he does not sit on its broadcasting board.