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PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists UEFA are set to research Barcelona over asset gross sales

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‘Is it authorized? I am undecided’: PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists UEFA are set to research Barcelona over their summer time gross sales of TV rights and digital property, as he continues confrontation with LaLiga rivals

  • Barcelona struggled to register new signings this summer time over monetary troubles
  • The membership bought a share of its TV rights and a part of it is in-house media arrange 
  • The legality of the transfer has been questioned by PSG chief Nasser Al-Khelaifi
  • He has revealed UEFA are set to launch an investigation into the transactions

Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists UEFA are launching an investigation into Barcelona‘s monetary exercise over the summer time that noticed it promote TV rights and digital property in multi-million pound offers. 

The Spanish aspect’s financial constraints noticed it unable to register new signings firstly of the switch window, leaving the likes of Robert Lewandowski, Raphinha and Jules Kounde in limbo. 

Nevertheless, the Catalan membership have been capable of generate the funds wanted by partly promoting off future TV rights revenue and Barca Studios – their in-house media manufacturing steady. 

Nasser Al-Khelaifi insists UEFA will look into Barcelona’s gross sales of property from this summer time

Twenty-five per cent of Barca’s future TV rights revenue have been bought to Sixth Avenue for €517m (£438m), whereas Orpheus Media purchased 24.5 per cent of the membership’s media firm. 

Orpheus Media are headed up by Jaume Roures, who can also be the chief govt of MediaPro – the corporate that defaulted on a £2.75billion contract with Ligue 1 simply 5 months into their deal in 2020. 

Talking to Politico about Barcelona’s actions, Al-Khelaifi mentioned: ‘Is that this honest? No, it is not honest… Is it authorized? I am undecided. 

‘If they permit them, others will do the identical. UEFA after all have their very own [financial] rules. For positive they are going to take a look at every part.

The PSG president had beforehand taken purpose at Barcelona over the weekend on the European Membership Affiliation convention in Istanbul. Al-Khelaifi is the chairman of the group.

President Joan Laporta oversaw the necessary sales as Barcelona struggled with finances

President Joan Laporta oversaw the mandatory gross sales as Barcelona struggled with funds

‘The brand new monetary sustainability guidelines are a optimistic growth,’ he instructed an viewers throughout the convention. ‘However we should be cautious. Harmful ranges of debt and magical fairness offers are usually not a sustainable path.’

These feedback drew a response from LaLiga chairman Javier Tebas, who took to Twitter to problem the Qatari. 

‘There isn’t a magic,’ Tebas wrote. 

‘Barcelona have bought a part of their property to cowl their losses, at PSG alternatively you “activate the gasoline”. 

The Liga side were initially unable to register new signings due to their sizeable debt

The Liga aspect have been initially unable to register new signings attributable to their sizeable debt 

‘For a sustainable world of soccer, the very first thing is to pay what’s owed, is not it?’ 

In the meantime, UEFA’s main golf equipment ‘are contemplating the thought of enjoying some Champions League video games within the USA, China or the Center East’, in keeping with claims.

 The Athletic consider there will likely be critical discussions about taking among the Champions League’s greatest video games out of Europe and into different markets, with Al-Khelaifi believed to be backing the plans. 


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