Today Paris Saint-Germain has a meeting at UEFA headquarters in Nyon (Switzerland) to explain its accounts and summer transfers with Neymar and Kylian Mbappé. The court has already indicated that it will not release its official decisions until June, just before the opening of the transfer market in Europe.
While UEFA is already working on a “version 2.0” of its Financial Fair Play, whose rules should be reviewed at its next executive committee on May 24, the exercise is now to determine whether the PSG has broken the rules. As a reminder, no club can display a deficit greater than 30M € accumulated over the last three seasons under pain of sanction. In 2014, UEFA had demanded a heavy fine (60 million of which 20 firm) and a restriction of qualified players in the Champions League (21 against 25) against PSG.
PSG will present a study from the agency Nielsen, approved by UEFA, showing that “the vast majority of the sponsorship contracts of the club are correct”, and will praise its good faith by showing “that it has been trying for several months to follow all the recommendations of investigators of the ICFC, in terms of player sales (Lucas) or marketing development to the foreign. The last contracts negotiated with Asia should play in favor of the Parisian club.
RMC explains today that the range of sanctions is very wide: “It goes from the fine to the suspension of all European competitions. The fine seems to be ruled out, the suspension of European Cup is also very unlikely” specifies the French radio.
If there is a sanction, it should not be very severe one. Verdict in June…