NYON: Free-spending French champions Paris Saint-Germain are not out of the wood yet over problems in meeting UEFA’s financial fair play regulations.
PSG have been busy selling players to try to balance books which exploded out of kilter by the €222m purchase of Neymar from Barcelona and the prospective €180 loan-purchase of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco.
Early last month PSG were cleared of breaking the European federation’s break-even rules after last summer’s massive transfer spending spree. However UEFA has now announced that “the chairman of the CFCB [José Narciso da Cunha Rodrigues of Portugal] is sending this decision for review by the Adjudicatory Chamber.”
The recent suspension of Milan from European competition for a year suggests that UEFA is concerned to reverse a perception that it had been ‘going soft’ on the continent’s major clubs.
UEFA had said last month that the club’s transfers and financial results between 2015 and 2017 had been accepted under the break-even rule but that more recent transfer activities would “remain under close scrutiny and will be thoroughly looked at in the coming weeks”.
FFP rules ban clubs from spending more than their generated revenue, a policy introduced to prevent rich owners from trying to buy success and distorting the transfer market.