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PSG: Mbappé, a great talent, financial fair play, barely a subject

Ⓒ AFP – FRANCK FIFE – | The new Paris Saint-Germain striker, Kylian Mbappe at
the Parc des Princes in Paris on September 6, 2017

Financial fair play? In Paris SG, it is hardly a subject,
assures the president Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, confident despite the
opening of a investigation of the UEFA consecutive to the
arrival of Kylian Mbappé, 2nd largest transfer of the history
officially presented to the press on Wednesday.

“Today, the objective is to present our great talent, our
great player Kylian Mbappé”. Alongside his last recruit, the
PSG president swept away the questions about financial fair
play (FPF).

“Welcome to you in Paris”, first launched Nasser Al-Khelaïfi
to his nugget of 18 years, suit and ease worthy of a “Barack
Obama” as tweeted his former teammate Benjamin Mendy (past
Monaco in Manchester City).

“For me, the price (purchase option estimated at 145 M EUR +
35 M EUR bonus) is something rather anecdotal, it will not
change the way I play,” commented neo- Parisian. Before, with a
touch of humor, to thank his “lawyers who have done a little
headache in recent times” by negotiating this complex and
colossal contract.

– ‘Not talking about details’ –

Ⓒ AFP – Mehdi BOUDARENE – | Kylian Mbappé

A transaction that could be costly to the PSG. The FPF
stipulates that a club must spend more than it earns, even if
it owns a wealthy shareholder, such as Qatar, owner of the PSG
since summer 2011.

On Wednesday, the PSG boss did not mean how the PSG would
balance its accounts after a summer to more than 400 million
euros, with Mbappé added to the purchase of Neymar ( EUR 222
million paid in Barcelona, ​​the most expensive transfer in

“On financial fair play, I’m not going to talk about the
details, but the most important thing is that we’ve done
everything right, but I’m not going to tell you what you’re
selling, or buying “, replied ‘NAK’, in the tone of the

In a statement Friday night, when the UEFA survey was
announced, his club revealed more, including “an additional 20
to 40% increase on all the levers it has available.” Namely its
“international revenues, sponsoring, merchandising, ticketing,
TV rights, revenues related to sports results, summer and
winter tours”.

With a turnover estimated at EUR 520.9 million in 2015-16 by
the Deloitte firm, the PSG hopes to generate additional
revenues of around 100 or 200 million euros in the short and
medium term, in order to to avoid a UEFA sanction, which can go
as far as excluding the Champions League.

– ‘All regulations are followed’ –

Many people in Europe of football have asked more or less
politely about these unsuspected resources.

Javier Tebas, president of the Spanish Liga, who lost his
jewel Neymar, does not stop. “A Spanish journalist has defined
it, and I hope not to be rude, as if they (the PSG, ed) were
pissing in the bed or in the pool. Well Neymar climbed on the
diving board and pissed in the we can not tolerate it, “he
thundered Wednesday in convention on football in

The boss of the Liga had already dropped earlier this week
that “the PSG is a regular offender” and “violates the rules of
the FPF” for “years”.

And even Monaco said it did not “understand whether this
agreement (for Mbappé) was really possible” according to the
FPF, according to its vice president Vadim Vasilyev, questioned
by the official Russian agency Tass.

“The most important thing for me is our project,” replied
NAK. “We follow the rules of the UEFA, the FIFA rules, all the
regulations, and if some clubs are not happy, that’s not my
problem, we are working to achieve our goals.”

“I am very confident about our
position, our recruitment,” hammered the Parisian president.
“UEFA can do what it wants, we have done everything
transparently, we did not hide anything and we did not need to
hide anything, we are transparent.” And he even proposes to put
a “desk” of the PSG at the disposal of UEFA. The books of
accounts will suffice.

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