PSG news: During the ECA meeting in Istanbul on Friday, Nasser Al-Khelaifi talked about the economic changes taking place in European football.
president of Paris Saint GermainAl-Khelaifi, who also holds the presidential position at ECA, has expressed his thoughts on Barcelona’s miraculous spending during the summer transfer window.
It was obvious he didn’t say soft words about the Catalan club.
On the other side, La Liga president Javier Tebas didn’t take the time to hit back at PSG president.
In the assembly, the boss of PSG spoke: “The new financial sustainability rules are a positive development. Rules control costs. They encourage investment and new investors. They will help ensure the sustainability of football. But we have to be careful; dangerous levels of debt and the magic injection of capital is not a sustainable path. We need to think long term, not short term. »
According ASthe remark on “the magic injection of capital” in his speech is specific to Barcelona, as the club have spent a large amount of money on their dire financial situation.
Barcelona spent €153m to bring in world-class players like Lewandowski, Jules Kounde, Franck Kessie, Christensen, Marcos Alonso and former Arsenal captain Hector Bellerin. This kind of spending has shocked many football pundits.
ECA relationship with UEFA
Al-Khelaifi also spoke about the close relationship between ECA and UEFA. He also supported the new format of men’s competition to reform the Champions League presented by UEFA. He spoke: “ECA has also worked closely with UEFA on the new men’s competition format after 2024. These will be more exciting matches. Competitions will be more inclusive.
He is also very optimistic about the increase in his club’s annual income. He is very happy with the financial growth and said: “And in the United States, our growth is over 150%, with the sale of the rights.”
Al Khelaifi also revealed plans to work with media partners to strategize “how to reach new audiences” in a relevant and innovative way.
PSG News: response from the president of La Liga
La Liga president Javier Tebas has responded to all of Nasser Al-Khelaifi’s negative remarks. He defended Barcelona and wrote about Twitter: “Barcelona sold some of their assets to cover their losses. At PSG, you rather ‘open the gas'”, Tebas and Al-Khelaifi often criticize each other.
Barcelona regularly push all the limits of their finances to attract big names to the club. After Messi left Barca behind, the Catalan club went through a tough time. But they are recovering from this crisis. They raised money by selling various TV and media rights to raise money to register players for this season.