LaLiga chief says it’s ‘taken too long’ for Man City to be tackled for alleged financial breaches

LaLiga chief says it’s ‘taken too long’ for Man City to be tackled for alleged financial breaches

La Liga president Javier Tebas believes the Premier League have done nothing since charging Manchester City with more than 100 breaches of financial rules and feels they need to make a decision on the outcome.

Tebas has led criticisms of City’s spending, along with that of Paris Saint-Germain, but the Blues were cleared of any wrongdoing by the Court of Arbitration for Sport in 2020 after UEFA sanctioned them for multiple breaches of Financial Fair Play Regulations following an internal investigation.

City are now subject to Premier League charges for over 100 alleged breaches of financial rules, with the club again completely denying any wrongdoing.

Speaking at the Financial Times Business of Football Summit, Tebas said ‘appropriate decisions will have to be made’ against City if they are found guilty of the new charges. He also recalled City’s supposedly-angry response to his initial criticisms against the Blues in 2017.

“In 2017 in a forum organized in Manchester, I already criticized PSG and City. Ferran Soriano [City CEO] asked me to go to the club’s facilities, he was angry with me. That was 2017 and now it is 2023 and nothing has moved on, but suddenly there is an inquiry.

“This case, which in my opinion has taken too long. We know there was an alleged breach of 100 articles, so any decisions will have to be adopted accordingly by the Premier League.

“One of the worst things about financial controls is if you don’t follow or comply with it.”

Barcelona is so important for LaLiga in Spain but if I looked away and didn’t pay attention to what is happening with their finances, it would be a gross error, our whole system would collapse.

‘It is impossible for them to do transfer business in the summer because of the numbers. This needs to be resolved and we need to act.’

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