Complaint filed at Court aiming to block Lionel Messi’s PSG move

Those behind this complaint want to move Messi's move to PSG as they argue that PSG's spending has distorted the Ligue 1 competition. Moreover, it was due to similar financial reasons that Messi couldn't stay at Barca.

Saurabh Ganguly Author

Updated - 9 August 2021 2:09 pm

Despite being one of the best footballers ever to grace the football field Lionel Messi's future remains uncertain. While there are several reports which claim that he may be moving to Paris Saint-Germain after his dramatic exit from Barcelona, nothing concrete has been materialised. And now in a fresh turn of events, it is being reported that a formal complaint has been filed with the European Commission in order to prevent Paris Saint-Germain from signing the Argentine.

A media report claims that the complaint is based purely on financial facts and figures. It states that the Financial Fair Play should rule the Ligue 1 club PSG from signing the six-time Ballon d'Or winner.

"PSG's ratio with regards to Financial Fair Play is worse than Barcelona's," the statement sent to the Court of Appeals read as reported by MARCA. The document has been sent by Dr. Juan Branco on behalf of Barcelona's members.

"In 2019/20, 99 percent of PSG's income was used for salaries, whereas it was 54 percent for Barcelona," the statement adds.

Messi bids adieu to Barcelona in an emotional press conference

Those behind this complaint want to move Messi's move to PSG as they argue that PSG's spending has distorted the Ligue 1 competition. Moreover, it was due to similar financial reasons that Messi couldn't stay at Barca.

Messi, during his last press conference at Barcelona on Sunday, couldn't control the emotions of parting ways with a club he had joined as a teenager. He, in fact, cried like a baby and was unable to control his tears even before he began speaking to the gathering.

Messi stated how Barcelona would always be his home and referred to his kids as "three little Argentine Catalan." He recalled how he joined the club as a teenager but is now leaving with his wife and children. He also hoped to come back to the club and contribute to it in any way or any capacity possible. He also picked his Barcelona debut as the most memorable moment of his long journey with the Catalan giants.

Other than PSG, Premier League clubs Manchester City and Chelsea are also believed to be considering bids for the Copa America winner with Argentina.

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