This Friday, Juan Branco revealed the outlines of his performance as LaLiga’s lawyer to obtain sanctions against PSG after the extension of Kylian Mbappé during the transfer window. Javier Tebas’s representative before the French courts has appealed to Minister Amélie Oudéa-Castera and wants to take the case to a European level.
By extending Kylian Mbappé to Real Madrid’s nose and beard, PSG have signed a superb sporting coup. But the Ile-de-France club, beyond frustrating Florentino Perez and the people of Madrid, has provoked the wrath of LaLiga and its fiery president javier tebas. After the complaint filed by the Spanish body with UEFA, his lawyer in France outlined the outlines of the various appeals that will be brought before the French and European courts. But before, Juan Branco confirmed this Friday that he was going to ask the Minister of Sports Amélie Oudea-Castera to intervene in this case.
“We are going to request the derogation of the approval of Mbappé’s contract from the Minister of Sports because it is the control authority of sports administrations and the LFP acts by delegation of the FFF,” the lawyer told the press. appeal to the LFP to act through its legal commission, the DNCG, in order to operate a timely control over PSG accounts, a judicial procedure that will allow us to establish whether Mbappé’s contract is within the economic parameters that are imposed by the regulations of the DNCG and the financial fair play of UEFA”.
A domino effect after the cancellation of Mbappé’s contract?
The day after his switching to RMC On the After Foot program, Juan Branco presented his project again in this case against PSG. According to him, Paris broke the rules and lied to the DNCG as soon as it happened in June 2021. As a result, Kylian Mbappé should never have been allowed to extend with the Ligue 1 club.
“These are parallel efforts carried out at the national level and that will lead, if they do not obtain results, to a procedure that is ready and that will be presented before the administrative court of Paris. It will consist of requesting the administrative court and the Council of State, if ever not gives us the reason, to obtain this revocation of the approval of the contract, chained the lawyer in front of the journalists. With all the effects that this produces. The inability for Paris Saint-Germain to invalidate this contract or give it effect, which in turn will make any contract signed by the psg after July 25, 2021 will be questioned”.
Branco promises “a graduated response”
On June 25, 2021, PSG thus managed to validate their accounts with the DNCG. This step before the financial policeman of French football should never have gone so well according to Juan Branco. The Parisian management then announced a provisional budget with 180 million euros in income related to the sale of players. Far from it, Paris has therefore found another method to get out of it. But LaLiga’s lawyer wants to use any suspicious element to end this.
“We are going to proceed in the form of a graduated response. We are going to see little by little what is the capacity of the French professional football bodies and also of the regulatory and administrative authorities to react to our resources and our requests,” explained the lawyer. by LaLiga again during his press conference. As time goes by, we will increase the pressure. Because more than 10 years ago, it was clear to everyone that the entire Paris Saint-Germain was acting outside the rules and standards applied in terms of financial fair play and even through methods that could be considered fraudulent.
The threat of legal action against PSG leaders
Beyond the recourse to the French government and justice regarding the contract of Kylian Mbappe, Juan Branco has also decided to take this issue to the European level. According to him, UEFA has not managed this file well and it is necessary to go to the next level: the European Commission to be able to study PSG’s case against competition laws in the European Union. But the LaLiga lawyer does not want to stay there. If he does not win his case against the Parisian club, Juan Branco has confirmed that he plans to directly target the officials responsible in his eyes for illegal maneuvers through sponsors or nominees to pump cash into PSG.
“If we see in the short term that there are no consequences and follow-up given to our various appeals, we will not hesitate to move up a category, to toughen our game,” Juan Branco dropped during his decision. We will not hesitate to launch procedures that, there, could personally reach the leaders of Paris Saint-Germain and those responsible for these operations that we consider fraudulent.
And the LaLiga lawyer clarified: “Today we are not in that mood but we have prepared this graduated response that in the end would allow us to obtain results. […] Today, for the first time, we are relatively confident in our ability to really influence national and European regulatory authorities in order to obtain a change in the rules.”