La Liga try to invalidate Mbappé's new contract

La Liga try to invalidate Mbappé’s new contract

Through the intermediary of the French lawyer Juan Branco, La Liga will file a complaint in the French courts to prevent the validation of the new contract which binds PSG to Mbappé, considering it “illegal” because it violates the rules of fair play finance from UEFA.

The Spanish Professional Football League (LFP) will file a complaint in French courts to prevent the validation of Kylian Mbappé’s new contract with PSG.

If French justice does not rule in favor of the LFP, an appeal will be sent to the European Commission, and it is not excluded that an appeal will be filed with the Court of Justice of the European Union then. Clearly, La Liga does not intend to let pass so easily what they consider to be a completely illegal operation under the current criteria of the FPF.

“We are looking for a new decision like the Bosman (law), which liberalized the market (1995). Now what we want is for the market to be regulated and for the (financial) rules of the (Spanish) League, which are very strict, be extended to all of Europe,” Branco said at a press conference he hosted today at a Paris hotel.

Branco, 32, explained that the first legal initiative will be to ask the French Minister of Sports Amélie Oudéa-Castéra to revoke the contractual agreements of all PSG players signed after June 25, 2021, the date of the last check carried out by the French authorities.

This obviously concerns 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 also making the subject since of legal proceedings led by Branco himself at the request of a group of socios from FC Barcelona.

The lawyer hired by the Spanish league announced that he was also preparing an appeal at the administrative level 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 for the financial health of sports entities in France.

“Today, Mbappé cannot play for PSG. We know it will be difficult (to win in French courts), given that President Emmanuel Macron himself has asked him to stay,” assumed the lawyer, famous for his involvement in the “yellow vests” movement and for having represented Julian Assange in France.

Mr. Branco said he was confident that this process would eventually end up in European courts, considering that a club like PSG, owned by a Qatari sovereign fund for 11 years, deliberately violates the rules of free competition which govern the EU single market.

The European Commission (EC) will therefore be asked to rule on this issue, also taking into account the fact that PSG does not respect the balance between income and expenditure established by the French championship itself, thanks – according to Branco – to the successive moratoriums granted to the Parisian club.

“This season was expected to bring in 180 million euros in player sales to have a financial balance, and it only sold one player for 7 million, and in addition it extended Mbappé,” he said. -he declares.

The lawyer denounces “a conflict of interest” between the French championship and Qatar, accusing the French authorities of favoring PSG by postponing the application of the rules of financial fair play because the French championship depends, according to him, on the Qatari money.

He also accused “state clubs or oligarch clubs” like PSG or Manchester City of undermining European football by forcing rules-abiding clubs like Real Madrid or Barcelona to increase revenue from stadium tickets or jersey sales in order to fight on equal terms.

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