The Liga boss has suggested that Paris Saint-Germain’s acquisition of the veteran means that Ligue 1 runs the risk of becoming a veteran league
The French Professional League (LFP) slammed Javier Tebas’ recent comments on the division, describing the La Liga chief’s criticism as’ outrageous’.
Tebas spoke after Real Madrid legend Sergio Ramos and Barcelona bait Lionel Messi left for Paris Saint-Germain this summer with free transfers.
His suggestion that state-owned clubs like PSG are “as much enemies as the Super League” and that Ligue 1 becomes a retirement resort for veteran stars has not gone well with its counterparts in France.
What was said?
“The Professional Football League is keen to respond with determination to Mr Javier Tebas’ latest statement on Paris Saint-Germain in particular and the situation of Ligue 1 in general,” statement issued by the LFP Wednesday explained.
‘The remarks made by the president of the Spanish football league are not worthy of the institution he represents and which the professional football league has always respected.
The Professional Football League therefore asks Mr Javier Tebas to look at his outrageous statements.
“The Professional Football League and La Liga clearly do not share the same approach that inter-league relations should be. The Professional Football League does not want to be the ‘muleta’ blown by Tebas to dispel the internal problems currently being experienced. by Spanish professional football.
‘I would like to remind you, however, that the financial greatness that Spanish clubs have enjoyed for many seasons and which is the origin of the current problems is not the responsibility of it, nor that of Paris Saint-Germain.
“In this regard, the Professional Football League has no lessons to receive from financial control of clubs. It is undeniable that the LFP has played a leading role in this field at European level with the establishment of the DNCG, which continues to this day.” an effective regulatory model recognized by all.
“Finally, the Professional Football League advises Mr Javier Tebas to return to more self-control. Every professional league must now work for the development of its championship and for the general well-being of European professional football, which must act as one to jumps back from the health crisis that has severely affected the economy.
“The European leagues must stand together to address the future threats to the international calendar. This is the significance of the work of the French football leaders through their respective actions within the international football bodies (UEFA, ECA, World Leagues Forum, European Leagues). “
What did Tebas say?
After losing two of La Liga’s most famous faces to PSG, Tebas hit the club’s transfer policy this week.
“PSG looks like the league, given the age of some players. La Liga has young players like Vinicius (Junior). The problem of PSG, we will solve it. What PSG do is just as dangerous as the Super League,” said Tebas. said.
“We will continue to grow despite the departure of Messi. We will work against the club states. These clubs are as much enemies as the Super League.”
This is not the first time that the president of Liga is aiming for PSG, because he has previously accused the club and Manchester City of ‘economic doping’ and that they are teams that are controlled by the state.