PSG, Neymar 'peeing' in the 'swimming pool' - La Liga president Javier Tebas

Kristopher Nichols
September 7, 2017

France's soccer league on Wednesday labelled the head of the Spanish league, Javier Tebas, "undignified" and Premier League side Manchester City hinted at legal action after he again publicly criticised the club and Paris St Germain. These last few years, Manchester City has paid almost £1 billion for players.

The Spaniard claimed PSG had already been "peeing in the swimming pool" with regards to Financial Fair Play rules and the signing of Neymar had put the Brazilian "on the diving board peeing" into the pool.

"Neymar has peed from the diving board, we can not accept this".

But he made it clear that in his opinion, the spirit of FFP was being broken by the mindboggling deals being done by PSG and City, who spent around €700 million between them in the summer.

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.

As a way of attempting to improve his credibility, La Liga boss Tebas cited his previous criticism of Sepp Blatter and Michel Platini, noting: 'Where are they now? "If this player (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".

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The French professional football league immediately defended PSG and said only UEFA could rule on whether clubs met fair play rules. Both were fined £16m and temporarily had the size of their Champions League squads reduced.

City's mention of the statement from UEFA made on the 4th of September was in reference to the fact that the club is not under investigation by the governing body of European football.

PSG, meanwhile, were quick to respond to the allegations at a press conference for Kylian Mbappe on Wednesday. We paid everything in a transparent way.

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. They are not financial doping.

Having compared the various income streams of Europe's major clubs, Tebas asked: "PSG has a lot more from sponsorship than Manchester United but how can this be possible?"

"European football needs to know there is an incredible risk when money comes in from states. But my friend Nasser Al-Khelaifi just does this (motioning the opening a gas valve) and he makes it".

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