Spanish league head again criticizes PSG spending, Neymar

Sheri Evans
September 8, 2017

"The statements made by Mr. Tebas are completely false and, in part, pure fiction", said the club through an official statement.

A City spokeswoman said: "We note the public comments made by Mr Tebas today and earlier this week".

La Liga has been notoriously strong to stop its own clubs breaking financial rules.

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

The LFP added that it welcomed PSG's ambitious moves in the transfer market as they served to make Ligue 1 a more attractive competition overall.

City will not be investigated by Uefa - but Tebas had a dig at Pep Guardiola's side accusing them of cheating the system.

'As you would expect, Manchester City and the City Football Group are seeking appropriate legal counsel and will act accordingly on that advice'.

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Tebas said La Liga has analysed the accounts of all the top teams in Europe over the last five years and believes PSG, City and even Chelsea have used their owners' wealth to artificially boost revenues in order to meet FFP rules, which say clubs can only spend on players what they generate through broadcast rights, commercial deals and ticket sales.

City have splashed out over a billion pounds on players since being purchased by the Abu Dhabi United Group almost a decade ago, including £215m during the most recent window.

The 55-year-old also warned that if he was not satisfied with UEFA's response to La Liga's concerns regarding the lavish spending of both PSG and Abu Dhabi-owned Manchester City then he would consider taking his case to Brussels and the European Union.

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

That provoked a strong reaction from the French league. That's impossible. That's financial doping.

Ben Arfa's lawyer, Jean-Jacques Bertrand, claims the club have violated the LFP's Professional Football Charter that states such a measure can only be temporary and for reasons of squad management.

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