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Through A Court Complaint A Barcelona Member Tries To Stymie Lionel Messis Move To Psg

In his final news conference, Luis Garcia admits he never envisioned Lionel Messi leaving FC Barcelona the way he did today.
(0:52) According to documents seen by Reuters on Monday, a Barcelona member has filed charges with a French court and the European Union Commission in order to prevent Lionel Messi from joining Paris Saint-Germain.
The Barca member argues that French football authorities have neglected to implement their own financial fair play (FFP) laws in order to enable PSG become a force in European football, according to the accusations, which were supplied by the fan’s lawyer Juan Branco.
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According to the member’s objections, the FFP rules specifically prohibit major European clubs from paying their playing squads an excessive part of their total income, and the 34-year-old’s transfer to PSG would violate the code.
PSG, the League de Football Professionnel, and the European Commission did not respond to calls for comment right away.
Lionel Messi stated that he wanted to stay at Barcelona but was unable to do so due to wage restrictions.
Picture by Pedro Salado/Quality Sport Images/Getty Images In April, Sam Boor, a senior manager in Deloitte’s sports business division, told Reuters that UEFA has previously stated that a wage-to-revenue ratio of 70% should be the upper maximum for clubs to aim for.
But, he noted that in the medium term, a number of large clubs may exceed that proportion, maybe even breaching 100%.
According to the concerns, any move of Messi from Barcelona to Paris would distort competition with other national leagues and be detrimental to Barcelona fans.
According to the complaint lodged with the EU’s executive body, this distortion would impair football market competition within the European Union, and thus constitutes unlawful state aid.

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