Annoyed by Kylian Mbappé’s extension, La Liga filed a complaint against PSG with UEFA for non-compliance with the rules of financial fair play. Guest of After Thursday on RMC, Juan Branco, the lawyer appointed by Javier Tebas, boss of the Spanish League, explained the reasons for this attack.
The towel is burning between Javier Tebas and Paris Saint-Germain. Kylian Mbappé’s contract extension, the epilogue of a showdown between the Parisian club and Real Madrid, prompted the La Liga boss to file a complaint with UEFA for non-compliance with the rules of financial fair play. The goal is “to change the system and to demand that there is harmonization at European level on the rules that apply to financial fair play, the financial control of clubs to get out of the delusional situation in which we are today with the contracts we know”, explains in After Juan Branco, the lawyer appointed by Javier Tebas to defend the interests of La Liga.
“For Mbappé, Real found itself in a position of unfair competition with PSG”
If Mbappé’s new contract does not pass at all in Spain, Javier Tebas has been preparing this procedure for a year. “It’s been years that the PSG has managed to dodge the applicable law, continues Juan Branco. They have had more or less effective tactics. More or less legal moreover. There have been a number of legal proceedings that have been launched following a certain number of maneuvers which were not quite in the nails. We establish a rule and they manage to circumvent it each time. Manchester City does the same… We, this time, we will try to fix our limits and to fix the framework from which they have ceased to escape.”
On the Mbappé file, Juan Branco indicates that unlike PSG, Real Madrid has “legal income.” “Not transfusions that come from Qatar, he nuances. Revenues that are the fruit of its commercial activity, of its influence. Real found itself in a position of unfair competition with PSG. We end up with Real, which saves its little money year after year, which has not made any major recruitments in the last two years and finds itself in a position where it cannot follow the proposals made by PSG. It is a complicated situation and unfair.”
“We hope to succeed in changing the rules”
For Juan Branco, it is also in France, with its clubs. He cites Troyes and Bordeaux. “Foreign investment funds arrived to try to speculate and ride this wave that had been launched by this ‘oligarchization’ and this intervention by state clubs. They withdrew when they saw that they could not go further with clubs almost bankrupt… we are in the same situation!”
By this complaint, Tebas believes that the LFP should never have approved Kylian Mbappé’s contract. “We are asking for a reform of the system and that is why we want to go on a European scale.” And the lawyer to conclude: “We hope to succeed in changing the rules. And we think we have found the flaw that will allow this shift.”
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