PSG will keep their leaders

PSG will keep their leaders

The French PSG won a trial against the UEFA on the financial fair-play case. The Parisians do not have to sell Mbappe or Neymar, as it was reported earlier, to avoid punishment.

It became known from Get French Football News the other day that the sports arbitration court ruled on the case of Paris Saint-Germain  on the violation of financial fair play. For a club, which is managed by the Qatari president Nasser Al-Khelaifi it all ended positively and without sanctions.

The case against the Parisians was opened by the UEFA due to their excessive activity on a transfer market in the period from 2015 to 2017.

In July last year, the team lost players in the amount of 50 million euros, thereby avoiding punishment. However, this did not stop the European football organization, and they began a new trial on violations of financial fair play. The arbitral tribunal annulled the UEFA decision, so the decision on impunity of the leader of the French Ligue 1 will remain final.

It all started with the arrival of Qatari investments to the team and full control by Qatar Sports Investments. The Parisians made a purchase of Neymar for 222 million euros in one year, turning a tricky scheme. Formally, the player bought his contract from Barcelona at his own expense, after which he was returned the money when he became the ambassador of the World Championship in Qatar, which will be held in 2022.

In the summer of 2017, Kylian Mbappé joined the team. With the transfer of the former player of Monaco, everything is also foggy. PSG rented him from Monegasques for a year with a mandatory purchase of 180 million euros. Thanks to the dodgy lawyers, PSG managed to go unpunished.

However, this only indicates that Real Madrid will have a hard time in the summer trying to acquire one of the aforementioned players. Mbappe and Neymar are the main goals of Zinedine Zidane, who has returned to Real Madrid. If the arbitration court would have supported the UEFA, then Los Blancos would not be a problem to agree with the management, so that PSG would remain without a transfer ban. Now the situation has worsened, but it does not look like a stalemate, since the players themselves have realized that PSG are far from the Champions League cup and will soon try to leave.

The odds on Mbappe’s transfer to Real next summer are 2/1. Next in the list with a significant gap are Manchester City – 8/1, Barcelona – 12/1, Liverpool -12/1 and Manchester United – 12/1.