La Liga have filed a complaint against Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City after accusing the two clubs of “continuously breaching financial fair play regulations”.
In a statement, La Liga said their complaint was due to the fact that the clubs are “continuously breaching” FFP regulations and believe that “these practices alter the ecosystem and the sustainability of football” and “only serve to artificially inflate the market with money not generated in football itself.”
PSG and City have both either retained or signed players that Real Madrid wanted to buy this summer. Kylian Mbappe elected to sign a new contract with PSG rather than move to Real.
It had been widely believed that Mbappe would sign for Real Madrid before he committed his future to his current club, with Los Blancos having been his dream club as a child.
La Liga said that Mbappe’s contract extension with PSG “attacks the economic stability” of football in Europe. As for Erling Haaland, the Norwegian sensation had too been strongly linked with a move to Real Madrid, but was ultimately in love with the prospect of joining his boyhood club Manchester City, and thus completed a move to the Premier League champions.
La Liga further states that the two teams’ “irregular financing” and big spending violates UEFA’s rules and affects all European leagues and clubs.
The league understands that the irregular financing of these clubs is carried out, either through direct injections of money or through sponsorship and other contracts that do not correspond to market conditions or make economic sense.