PSG's signing of Neymar makes a mockery of FFP, says Javier Tebas

Neymar, PSG and Manchester City accused of 'peeing in the swimming pool' by La Liga president Javier Tebas

Javier Tebas, speaking at a Soccerex event on Wednesday, suggested super-rich clubs including City and Paris Saint-Germain have an unfair advantage over European rivals despite Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. These last few years, Manchester City has paid almost £1 billion for players.

"What we have done is caught them peeing in the bed, or in the swimming pool". Neymar has peed from the diving board.

Last week Uefa opened an investigation into Qatar-backed PSG's transfer activity after they followed their Neymar acquisition with a deal to sign Monaco teenager Kylian Mbappe for up to £175m.

City, who spent more than £200m in the summer transfer window, offered Arsenal £55m up front for the Chile forward on Thursday but a deal failed to materialise.

"Additionally, La Liga calls on UEFA to open a similar investigation into Man City", the association of Spain's top football teams said in its statement.

Despite Tebas' request for City to also be investigated, Uefa confirmed on Tuesday that there is now no open investigation into the club's adherence to FFP.




"They have not said they will never have one", Tebas said. "If [Neymar] had gone to Manchester United maybe I would not have gone to the courts because this is not financial doping and maybe they have the money to buy this player".

After initially claiming the clubs were "irreparably harming football", Tebas has once again launched a scathing attack, this time using a rather weird analogy.

The club source denied to ESPN FC that any such secret agreement had taken place and that City's reduced sanction, after an initial fine of £49m and squad restrictions, resulted from the club proving to the governing body it was now playing by the rules. We paid everything in a transparent way.

La Liga president Javier Tebas said that PSG and Manchester City are benefiting from state aid which distorts European competitions.

Ronaldo and Messi have been two of the best players in the world for much of the last decade, enhancing the La Liga brand with their superb performances for Real Madrid and Barcelona.

"If the Spanish clubs have received financial help from the state, directly or indirectly, they need to be punished, because that is not correct". "Because there is a value coming from sponsorship outside of the market". "But my friend Nasser Al-Khelaifi just does this (motioning the opening a gas valve) and he makes it".

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