Paris Saint-Germain are set to be sanctioned by UEFA having broken Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations following their substantial spending during last summer’s transfer window, according to RMC Sport.
The European football governing body has decided it will investigate the finances of the French champions who completed the world record signings of Neymar from Barcelona and Kylian Mbappe from AS Monaco back during the summer of 2017.
Although the punishments are not yet clear, RMC believe that PSG could potentially receive a large fine along with limitations during this summer’s transfer window.
Transfer window implications
Newly appointed manager Thomas Tuchel could be welcomed at the helm of the club by being immediately restricted in the transfer window following UEFA’s investigation.
The sanctions could involve the club’s spendings being significantly controlled along with UEFA demanding players to be sold in accordance with a timetable.
Although their substantial spending last summer was unable to obtain them the Champions League, PSG dominated domestically in France completing a clean sweep of Ligue 1 title, Coupe de France, Coupe de la Ligue and Trophee des Champions.
Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s response
The club’s president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has hit back at UEFA’s potential investigation insisting that PSG’s finances are all in order and comply with FFP rules.
Part of the issue is PSG spending money they don’t have, with the Qatari businessman insisting all funding came from legitimate sources.
Al-Khelaifi told L’Equipe:
“For me, honestly, it would be surprising, abnormal and scandalous to be sanctioned.
“We’ve always followed the rules. It’s true that UEFA has been very hard during our talks and sometimes even unjust.
“We’ve done nothing wrong.
“They know where our money comes from, we don’t have any debts and we’ve given them guarantees.”
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