PSG: Juan Branco explains why LaLiga filed a complaint

Annoyed by the extension of Kylian Mbappé, La Liga decided to file a complaint against Paris Saint-Germain but also against Manchester City, accused of disrupting the market. Entrusted by Javier Tebas, the lawyer Juan Branco showed his optimism to obtain sanctions against the two clubs.

Al Khelaifi and PSG in the sights of LaLiga.

This time, Javier Tebas enters the action. Public enemy number one of Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City, whom he has been goading for years through frontal attacks, the president of LaLiga has decided to file a complaint against the two clubs after the extension (and the non-come to Real Madrid) by Kylian Mbappé with the French champion.

Eager to punish these two formations, properties of the Gulf monarchies, the businessman commissioned Juan Branco, a French-Spanish lawyer and activist, to find an opening in this labyrinth. In an interview with So Foot, he claims to have a very strong case for achieving his goals.

Competition considered unfair

Very offensive, he did not hesitate to make a clear observation: the dice are loaded in advance between these state-funded clubs and the others. The idea was to demonstrate the existing regulatory distortion between France and Spain. Spanish clubs are subject to strict and highly regulated financial controls. In France, there is a desire not to implement these controls, a kind of politically motivated wait-and-see attitude. The aim is to allow Paris Saint-Germain to build a great team, at a European level, and therefore, by extension, participate in the development of Qatar. Especially in view of the World Cup the main stakeholder explained.

A great defender of the Spanish championship, Tebas had a hard time with the departure of Lionel Messi from FC Barcelona to Paris. A transfer that accelerated the process to try to win the case before the competent authorities. All this, therefore, creates inequalities within the European Union and a form of discrimination due to the nationality of the clubs, since we are normally supposed to be in a single market. The fact that FC Barcelona has not been able to extend Lionel Messi is not simply due to its economic reservoir, but largely due to these regulatory problems. Branco continued.

UEFA… and the EU

For the latter, there is obvious unfair competition between PSG, Manchester City and the rest of the clubs. PSG were not subject to higher demands in terms of financial fair play, while they had even worse ratios than Barça. Logically, in European Union law this is not possible. Competition between companies must be equal, which is why we embarked on it, especially since FC Barcelona is an associative club. Obviously, you don’t have to be ‘naive’ to understand that this is also a big business, but the fact that this membership system is threatened by the appearance of state clubs has motivated us to get involved in this process. added the jurist based in Paris.

All this is the result of this interventionism, which we all end up paying for. Qatari money is gas money, so by far it is our electricity bill money. For the current case, therefore, there will be several points with civil, criminal and European Union law. That is why we really want to take out the ‘heavy weapon’, because they have been violating the law for several years. When you have rules that are in place and some people sit by them, because they have methods that allow them to do so or political supporters that allow them to do so, it creates inequalities that are unbearable. And it is not linked to PSG as such, because Paris is not the only one. It’s related to this whole lax system Branco insisted.

Attack on multiple fronts

To achieve its goals, LaLiga is prepared to attack on several fronts. We understood that to be successful in this type of business, it was necessary to prepare similar and parallel cases in several other areas. Therefore, this process will not only refer to financial fair play. Regarding this issue, LaLiga has filed a complaint, UEFA has also declared that it wants to review the accounts of the affected clubs and we will support them. to tell the truth, we want to go beyond UEFA, also reach the European Commission the 32-year-old man hammered.

Above all, he insisted that all clubs structured in this way are screwed. It is true that there is a generalization of these practices, with more and more clubs run by oligarchs or states. There are the Saudis in Newcastle, the foreign investment funds in Italy, or even the Americans who nearly bankrupted Nancy. So the idea is not to target just Paris Saint-Germain, but to flatten an entire system that is hitting a wall. In PSG’s budget, just two years ago, 60 million euros were allocated to agent commissions, for a few transfers. And this example only evokes the official figures. As for informal transactions, we enter a delirious dimension. So we have to bring these people back to reality, because there, the common mortals have escaped. Branco finished. PSG is warned: Thebes won’t let him go.

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