PSG Blasts La Liga President over “insulting” & “unsubstantiated” Attacks
PSG has hit back at La Liga president, Javier Tebas in the row over his continued attacks on the French club and its players.
Head of Spain top flight, Javier Tebas launched a stinging attack on Tuesday at a press event for an official Panini sticker album. He labelled the Ligue 1 side as “dangerous as the Super League” and called them “a league of legends” following their acquisitions of former Real Madrid player Sergio Ramos and Barcelona icon Lionel Messi.
The arrival of PSG’s new signings-Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Halkimi, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Georginio Wijnaldum-despite four arriving for no transfer fee has drawn Tebas’ ire who said, “currently PSG spends more than €600 m on salaries per year. Television in France will pay nothing more than €70m”.
“They declared commercial losses 30% above the average of others in Europe. That is not sustainable. It can’t happen”.
And now, PSG has responded to the La Liga boss through a letter signed by the club’s general secretary Victoriano Melero hitting out at his “unsubstantiated” claims while also pointing to the issues within his own league that has not been addressed.
The letter read, “time after time, you allow yourself to publicly attack the French League, our club, our players-together with players of other clubs-and the fans of French football. While constantly posting insulting and defamatory statements insinuating that we do not conform to the football financial regulations amongst other unsubstantiated statements”.
“Indeed, year after year, it will not have escaped your attention that we comply with UEFA and French regulations, including those of the DNCG”.
“It is worth noting that the French League did not, like your league, wait until recent years to take actions and put in place strong financial regulations”.
“I would add these attacks are unhelpful in the context of institutions and clubs across European football focusing every energy on finding common solutions to the problems facing football”.
“That is, of course, except the three ESL clubs, two of which are in your League. I am quite surprised you are not focusing more of your attention on the two clubs in your League that remain steadfast focused on breaking up your League, and European football as a whole”.