PSG President Lashes Out At Barcelona For ‘unfair’ Asset Sales. Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has suggested that UEFA investigate the legality of Barcelona’s asset sales over the summer.
The LaLiga club spent more than €150 million to buy Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha, and Jules Kounde, but it still had a debt of €1.35 billion in 2021. Franck Kessie, Andreas Christensen, Hector Bellerin, and Marcos Alonso were the other four players who joined on free transfers.
Barcelona sold interests in both its internal media production company, Barca Studios, and future LaLiga TV rights in order to increase its transfer budget and adhere to LaLiga’s FFP regulations. The group collected around €700 million.
“Is this fair? No, it’s not fair… Is it legal? I’m not sure,” Al-Khelaifi told Politico.
“If they allow them, others will do the same. UEFA, of course, have their own [financial] regulations. For sure, they’re going to look at everything.”
Barcelona revealed a €98 million profit for the 2021–2022 season last week. The club board anticipates bringing in an additional €271 million by the end of the current season.
Additionally, undefeated through six LaLiga matches this season, Xavi Hernandez’s team sits second in the standings. On Saturday, they go to Mallorca for their next game.