Neymar To PSG Set To Be Investigated By La Liga For A Breach Of FFP

Neymar To PSG Set To Be Investigated By La Liga For A Breach Of FFP
Jul 31, 2017

Barcelona News Paris Saint-Germain

As the Neymar transfer rumours continue to fly around, with the Brazilian considering whether to stay put at the Camp Nou or move to the French capital, the deal might fall through for financial reasons rather than personal ones.

With PSG willing to activate Neymar’s release clause at around £196 million, the 25-year-old would become the most expensive signing in world football. However, with such a hefty price tag, the President of the Spanish League, Javier Tebas has told Sky Sports that he will make a complaint to UEFA if PSG splash the cash on the coveted winger.

Tebas believes that by PSG would break Financial Fair Play regulations, with the Parisian club not making balancing their books effectively as they won’t make back the £196 million they’re spending on the player.

Football lawyer Daniel Geey told Sky Sports that PSG could find a way around this by dividing the cost of Neymar’s release clause over by the length of his contract. Although an underhand way of getting around this, UEFA may turn a blind eye with the effect of FFP being questioned in recent times; AS Roma president James Pallotta recently pointed out that AC Milan’s spending of £210 million this summer made “zero sense” on the financial scales, calling UEFA a “complete sh*t-show” with their FFP management in an interview with American radio station Sirius XM FC.

Neymar’s future hangs in the balance, with team mates Gerard Pique admitting that Neymar “doesn’t know what to do” whilst Iniesta said his team mate has to decide what he’s doing. Ultimately, the deal might not be decided on what Neymar wants, rather if PSG can find a way around not breaching FFP rules and thus avoiding a fresh punishment with UEFA, having been fined already back in 2014.

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