The Spanish Professional Football League (LFP) will present, through the French lawyer Juan Brancoa lawsuit before the French justice to prevent Kylian Mbappé’s new contract with PSG from being validated, considering that it is “illegal” because it violates UEFA’s fair play rules.
If the French Justice does not decide in favor of the LFP, action will be sought from the European Commission and filing a lawsuit in the Court of Justice of the European Union is not ruled out.
“We are looking for a new decision like that of (the law) Bosman, which liberalized the market (1995). Now what we want is for the market to be regulated and the (financial) rules of the (Spanish) League, which are very strict, to be expanded throughout Europe,” Branco said at a press conference he organized today in a Parisian hotel.
Branco, 32, explained that the first legal initiative will be to ask the French Sports Minister, Amélie Oudea-Casterawhich revokes the contractual homologations of all PSG players signed as of June 25, 2021, the date of the last inspection carried out by the French authorities.
This would include both Mbappé’s new contract, valued at an investment of 500 million euros over three years, according to figures from the lawyer, and that of Lionel Messi, signed by PSG in August 2021 and who is also the subject of a Judicial procedement since then led by Branco himself at the request of a group of FC Barcelona partners.
The lawyer hired by the Spanish League announced that he is also preparing an appeal in the administrative field for the French championship to carry out an inspection of PSG’s accounts through the National Directorate of Control and Management (DNCG), a supervisory body on the financial health of sports entities in France.
“Today, Mbappé cannot play for PSG. We know that it will be difficult (to win in French justice), taking into account that President Emmanuel Macron himself has asked him to stay,” assumed the lawyer, famous for his involvement in the movement of “yellow vests” and for having represented Julian Assange in France.
Branco said he trusts that this process will finally prosper in the European instances, considering that a club like PSG, owned by a Qatari sovereign wealth fund for 11 years, it violates the rules of free competition that govern the EU’s single market.
For this reason, it will urge the European Commission (EC) to rule on this matter, also taking into account that the PSG breaks the balance between income and expenses established by the French championship itself thanks -according to Branco’s complaint- to successive moratoriums granted to the Parisian entity.
“It was planned that this season he would enter 180 million euros in player sales to have financial Balance, and he has only sold a player for 7 million, and on top of that he has renewed Mbappé,” he said.
The lawyer denounced “a conflict of interest” between the French League and Qatar, accusing the French authorities of favoring PSG by postponing the application of the financial “fair play” rules because the French championship depends – in his opinion – on Qatari money.
He further charged that “State clubs or clubs of oligarchs“such as PSG or Manchester City undermine European football, by forcing clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona, which do respect the regulations, to increase income from tickets to the stadium or the sale of shirts to be able to compete on foot. equality.
The lawyer representing the Spanish League made another more complex and indirect accusation. He argued that Qatar’s heavy investments in PSG force the emirate to raise the gas price which sells to Europe.
“Qatar’s money is not magical as you might think, what Mbappé spent we all payas consumers of electricity”.