The Catalan club's fans are distraught at the idea of their best player leaving
The Lionel Messi soap opera continues. According to Diario Marca, a group of Barcelona socios, led by lawyer Juan Branco, have put in a complaint to the European Commission to stop Leo Messi signing for PSG, based on Financial Fair Play rules.
The complaint says that PSG’s FFP numbers are worse than Barcelona’s, “spending 99% of their income on salary, in contrast to Barcelona’s 54%”.
They also say that the French league did not take action against PSG when they presented their future accounts on June 25.
They want to stop PSG signing players, obviously with Messi in mind. They accuse the club of spending too much on new players’ salaries and Neymar’s contract renewal, meaning they are expecting 200-300 million euros in losses.
Branco said on the radio “it’s a scandalous situation that Barca have to lose their best player when they follow the rules more than PSG” and “the problem is that in France, to do a favour to Qatar, who are organising the 2022 World Cup, the committee in charge of the financial controls have decided not to apply economic sanctions until 2023.”