La Liga CEO Tebas accused Man City & PSG for "Financial Doping"

Tue 02 March 2021 | 17:13

Primera Division chairman Javier Tebas has blamed Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain for "financial doping" because of "oil or gas money."

The supervisor of the main two football divisions in Spain spoke about the economic effects of Covid-19 and the implications that the pandemic was having on spending money in the world of football.

The 58-year-old Tebas guaranteed that all clubs across football were attempting to contribute at their pre-pandemic levels yet demanded that the English class pioneers and current French powerhouse were distinctive because of their ownership status and cash flow. 

To be sure, the head of

La Liga

went further and asserted that "financial doping" was the explanation behind


and the


having the option to outspend rivals – something which impacts upon Spanish giants like Barcelona and Real Madrid. 

Tebas told reporters on Tuesday, in quotes carried by 



"The prices that are spoken of over certain players are very difficult to pay except the state-owned clubs like PSG and Man City that sign with oil or gas money. They are the only ones that could do such operations in a tricky way. There is €8,000m less in the market. I see that a PSG or City appears (spending money) because of their financial doping, but not in the rest of the teams.

"I have little confidence in FFP. There should be greater compliance with the rules of economic control. I believe that it is necessary to demand that what their norms say be fulfilled. PSG and City were sanctioned by UEFA. My concern I do not know if it is UEFA or TAS. There is a juggernaut in a series of decisions that must be investigated. UEFA sanctioned and then the CAS and lifted it. It cannot be that the institutions make the effort. The TAS needs an investigation of what is happening with many decisions."

Back in July, Tebas asserted, as cited by 

BBC Sport

, that "everybody knows" Manchester City had ridiculed FFP guidelines and expressed that the Court of Arbitration for Sport "did things badly" to permit the club to partake in this current season's

Champions League

after UEFA had at first prohibited the club from taking part for two seasons.




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