LaLiga chief: What PSG and the Super League are doing is dangerous

Madrid, Sep 7 (EFE).- LaLiga president Javier Tebas on Tuesday said Paris Saint-Germain’s spending strategy and the tactics of the few remaining teams committed to the breakaway Super League project were “dangerous.”

Initially launched with the backing of 12 powerful European football clubs in April this year — PSG did not sign up to the project — the Super League now rests in the hands of Real Madrid, whose president was the lead architect of the breakaway, Barcelona and Juventus.

Qatar-backed PSG on the other hand had a blistering transfer window, bringing in the likes of Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos and Gianluigi Donnarumma to star alongside some of  football’s most famous names, including Neymar Jr. and Kylian Mbappe.

“What both PSG and the Super League are doing is so dangerous,” Tebas said at the presentation of the Panini sticker album for the 2021-22 La Liga season.

“Currently, PSG spends over 500 million euros in salaries, with the losses due to Covid and the decrease in television revenues in France, that is unsustainable.

“We denounced PSG and (Manchester) City a few years ago and obviously it is something that we will start again.”

Tebas has previously taken issue with the state-backed clubs.

With big names moving away from LaLiga, Tebas said he hoped there would be more space for young talent.

“Not only do I miss Messi and Ramos, I miss Ronaldo. Nobody is indispensable; I focus on growing,” he added.

He poked fun at the PSG squad by saying “it seems the legends league given the age of some of its players,” he added. EFE

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