La Liga Reports Man City and PSG To UEFA Over Financial Fair Play Breach.

La Liga has filed a complaint to UEFA against Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain accusing them of harming football after La Liga bosses slammed the European giants for alleged Financial Fair Play breaches.

The Spanish football division's complaints come just weeks after Real Madrid failed to sign PSG star Kylian Mbappe, and after Man City also secured the signing of Erling Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.

It happened that the Los Blancos were reported to have been interested in Haaland, and Mbappe who had both been strongly linked with a summer move to the Santiago Bernabeu on a free transfer.

However, Kylian Mbappe's '23', made a late dramatic decision to turn down Real Madrid and renewed a blockbuster contract with PSG until 2025, which made him the highest-paid athlete in the world. 

But unfortunately for the La Liga champions at the time, they had already lost another option Erling Haaland to Manchester City who announced that they had reached an agreement with the Norwegian sensation earlier on.

Haaland was unvieled earlier this week by the Premier League Champions having completed a £51million move to his boyhood club.

Javier Tebas, President of La Liga, l and the Spanish football division have now launched complaints against both PSG and Man City, on the grounds of "continuously breaching the current financial fair play regulations", as well as branding Mbappe's new deal "an insult to football".

The Spanish league argues that it wouldn't be financially viable for PSG to reach an agreement with Mbappé considering its recent losses while maintaining an expensive squad that includes Lionel Messi and Neymar.

A statement released on Wednesday reads: "La Liga this week filed a complaint with UEFA against PSG, which will join another against Manchester City in April, for understanding that these clubs are continuously breaching the current financial fair play regulations.

"La Liga understands that the irregular financing of these clubs is carried out, either through direct money injections or through sponsorship and other contracts that do not correspond to market conditions or make economic sense.

"La Liga considers that these practices alter the ecosystem and the sustainability of football, harm all European clubs and leagues, and only serve to artificially inflate the market, with money not generated in football itself."

Speaking to Marca, Tebas also stated: "[City] must have done something, because Haaland asked the clubs for more apart from the £60million that have been paid.

"PSG is going to end up with losses of 200 million, it has already been dragging 300... and they go and renew Mbappe with those amounts. They are going to have to cheat, I don't know if paying outside the French environment or fattening up the sponsorships a lot, which they already do."

Under UEFA regulations, clubs participating in the Champions League are prohibited from considerably overspending above their income in pursuit of success. 

Whilst the Premier League and Ligue 1 also have their own FFP rulings, UEFA has the power to sanction clubs who gamble their long-term survival by exceeding spending, over several seasons.

This is not the first time that the Spanish league has tried to get PSG and Man City punished by UEFA. It also filed complaints against them over breaches of financial fair play rules in 2017 and 2018.

UEFA handed Man City a two-year ban from the Champions League in 2020 for "serious breaches" of FFP rules, However, that was overturned by the Court of Arbitration for Sport.

UEFA closed another FFP investigation into PSG in 2018 without imposing any sanctions. In 2014, both Man City and PSG were fined 20 million euros (then about $27 million) in the governing body's first round of FFP punishments.

Sanctions include fines, transfer bans and the withholding of prize money. The most severe penalty is the disqualification from a UEFA tournament.

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