Paris Saint-Germain (PSG) has made a bet to bring all the star footballers of the world to their homes. This time they have added Lionel Messi, one of the best footballers in the world, in the attack with Neymar and Killian Mbabane.
Defenders like Sergio Ramos and star goalkeeper Gianluigi Donroma have also been included in the squad this season. It is heard that the club wants to buy Cristiano Ronaldo next season.
But if you have money, you can do whatever you want? PSG owner Nasser Al Khelaifi but UEFA’s financial fair play policy should also be kept in mind.
UEFA introduced this policy in 2009 to balance the club’s income and expenditure. The rule is that clubs should not spend more than their income, so that there is a balance in the transfer market.
The question is, did PSG follow this rule when buying Messi? Earlier, PSG and Manchester City were accused of violating financial fair play rules. Is that what happened again?
First, there are some issues here. The review of the financial fair play ahead of UEFA will be at the end of the 2021-22 season. Here will be the reckoning of the last two seasons. Like La Liga, the review season is here
Another thing is that La Liga has had a celery cap since 2013, which is not the case in French Ligue 1. In other words, there is no obligation for any club to spend a total of money on the salaries of the players.
Even then, PSG lost 200 million euros last season. This time the cost of their squad is more than 300 million. PSG may also be stuck in the income-expenditure balance policy in UEFA Financial Fair Play.
Messi is now the highest earner in the PSG squad. His annual salary is 40 million euros. Neymar has an annual salary of 36.6 million euros and MBAP has an annual salary of 25 million euros.
Not only in terms of attack, but also in the whole team. They bought Sergio Ramos for 20 million euros a year. Donaroma, Marquinhos, Marco Verratti, Angel de Marie, Kyler Navas, Presnell Kimpembe and Mauro Icardi each earn 10 to 10 million euros.
Super Team PSG
To make PSG a super-team, owner Nasser Al Khelaifi will have to face difficult numbers. Doubts remain over whether they will be able to retain all their stars in accordance with the rules of the Financial Fair Play.
Real Madrid is trying to take this opportunity to pull Killian Mbabane into the team. If Khelaifi is forced to leave the French striker, Real will not be a moment late.
Meanwhile, Bayern Munich is also going to increase the pressure on UEFA. PSG and Manchester City have been accused of leniency in the past, but this time they could push UEFA to strictly enforce the rules.
Meanwhile, La Liga president Javier Tevez also thinks the French club will be in serious trouble ahead. “PSG has to balance a lot with them,” Tebas said. They must leave one player this summer. I think it’s a complicated situation for them. “