Lionel Messi’s impending transfer to PSG after exiting from Barcelona has been undermined by legal counsellors, who intend to obstruct his move over claims the French club can’t sign the Argentine playmaker due to their own Financial Fair Play (FFP) circumstance.
This comes a couple of days after Barcelona affirmed last Thursday that Lionel Messi would no longer sign another deal with the Catalan giant as a result of monetary concerns and structural hindrances” which kept Messi from renewing his deal.
Right after Lionel Messi affirmed his exit from the Barcelona, PSG offered Messi an underlying two-year contract worth about £25m per year after tax.
Presently, legal counsellors at the Spanish club have documented a whine to the European Court of Appeals, expressing the Parisians ought to be halted in their quest for Messi dependent on their monetary information.
Juan Branco affirmed the objection on Twitter by saying;
”On behalf of FC Barcelona partners, my firm has prepared a complaint with the European Commission and demands for provisional suspension before civil and administrative courts in France to prevent Paris-Saint Germain from signing Lionel Messi.
PSG’s ratios in terms of ‘Financial Fair Play’ are worse than those of FC Barcelona. In 2019/2020, PSG’s salary-to-income ratio was 99%, while Barcelona’s was 54%. Meanwhile, the difference has increased. It is inconceivable that the ‘Financial Fair Play’ serves to aggravate the drifts of football-business, the instrumentalization of football by sovereign powers, and the distortion of competitions’.
Checkout the tweet below;
En nombre de socios del FC Barcelona, mi bufete ha preparado una queja ante la Commission Europea y demandas de suspension provisional ante justicia civil y administrativa en Francia para impedir que el Paris-Saint Germain firme a Lionel Messi. pic.twitter.com/Gksj8qYYvu
— Juan Branco ✊ (@anatolium) August 8, 2021
As per the report, PSG will fall foul of FFP with the signing of Messi and guess what, it uncovers that Barcelona couldn’t go ahead with the signing of Messi in light of the fact that even after taking a 50% pay, the club’s pay bill would be around 110% according to Marca.
It additionally pointed at the Ligue 1 side’s dynamic summer this year, with Gianluigi Donnarumma, Sergio Ramos, Achraf Hakimi, and Georginio Wijnaldum all showing up at the Parc de Princes. They as of now have the huge wages of Kylian Mbappe and Neymar to bear.