27th October, 2022
LaLiga president Javier Tebas feels sanctions against Paris Saint-Germain are too lenient, comparing potential fines as comparable to “a cup of coffee” in cost for the club.
The Ligue 1 outfit, who are owned by Qatar Sports Investments, are one of the highest-spending sides in European football, under the watch of chairman Nasser Al-Khelaifi.
PSG’s transactions have come under intense scrutiny from critics, with the club previously handed a €65million fine – with €55m suspended – for Financial Fair Play breaches.
Tebas, however, feels such repercussions are too soft on the French outfit, who he claims are dismantling the sport’s rulebook.
“€10m for PSG and Nasser is a cup of coffee!” he told L’Equipe. “Sanctions have to be dissuasive and also affect the sporting side of things.
“That has not been the case with those that were taken. These penalties don’t work, they have to be sanctioned now.
“Over the last six or seven seasons, PSG have lost a billion euros. They are breaking the European football ecosystem.
“How can other clubs compete with someone who has losses of one billion euros? It’s difficult.”