Tebas accuses City, PSG of ruining game

Lawrence Cooper
September 8, 2017

Javier Tebas, the president of La Liga, has accused Paris Saint-Germain and Neymar of "peeing in the swimming pool" following the Brazilian's world record-breaking move to the French capital last month.

Tebas called on UEFA to launch an investigation into "state funded clubs" like Paris Saint-Germain and Manchester City that are both owned by sovereign wealth funds from Qatar and the United Arab Emirates respectively.

"Manchester City paid almost £900m, PSG £868m for transfers, If we don't control the situation the whole industry will become destructured".

Girona were accused of trying to "cook the books" over five loan players sent there by City this summer by the La Liga chief.

"By contrast, Mr Tebas' statements are ill-informed and in parts pure fiction".

"As they can expect, Manchester City Football Club and City Football Group have sought legal advice and will act accordingly", the statement continued.

Over the course of the summer, Girona signed five City players on loan - Douglas Luiz, Marlos Moreno, Larry Kayode, Aleix Garcia and Pablo Maffeo.

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Tebas described City as "peeing in the pool" in reference to the vast amounts of money they have invested in manager Pep Guardiola's squad.

Ligue 1 have also responded to Tebas' statements, saying: "The league strongly condemns the insulting comments regarding PSG made today by the president of La Liga".

Javier Tebas expressed his concerns over the spending of PSG and City at the SoccerEx convention in Manchester on Wednesday.

The La Liga boss urged Uefa to crack the whip against two clubs he accused of flaunting their financial power in defiance of FFP rules created to prevent clubs from being bankrolled by external sources and spending beyond their means.

'These unworthy remarks are unbefitting an institution as respectable and successful as the Spanish league.

"Teams that use use financial doping play for an entire year and can win their league or a European trophy, although some have lost as well." .

"This is when the football clubs have competitive advantage not coming from the club itself".

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