French website “MediaPart” has unveiled the Paris Saint-Germain plan to escape the UEFA’s Financial Fair Play rules after signing Brazilian star Neymar Jr and former Monaco striker Kylian Mbappé for more than 400 million euros with the help of Michel Platini and Gianni Infantino.
According to the information, PSG, owned by Nasser Al-Khelaïfi, received 1.8 billion euros from the Qatari government to stop them from breaching rules which would have seen them booted out of European competition -- as well as helping them to sign players like Neymar and Kylian Mbappe.
The money was invested in the form of a sponsorship deal -- but not one adjusting to the real market value -- and ex-UEFA president Platini and Infantino, now FIFA president but UEFA's general secretary a the time, are alleged to have helped with the cover up.
Former France president Nicolas Sarkozy is also said to be involved. It's claimed he encouraged Qatar to take over PSG and invest in a new French television channel (beIN) in exchange for Platini to help them get the World Cup in 2022.
Manchester City, meanwhile, are accused of a similar crime. The club's owners have allegedly injected 2.7 billion eurost into the club over the last seven years through shareholders and over-valued sponsorship contracts which infringe FFP regulations.