FC Barcelona partners are preparing to file a complaint against PSG to prevent Lionel Messi from continuing his career at the Parisian club. French lawyer Juan Branco announced on Sunday that he was preparing for this process.
“On behalf of the FC Barcelona partners, my cabinet has prepared a complaint to the European Commission and is requesting provisional suspensions before the civil and administrative courts of France in the event that Paris Saint-Germain hired Lionel Messi”, posted in a tweet accompanied by a press release.
Regarding the number of FC Barcelona partners, my firm has prepared a complaint with the European Commission and requested provisional suspension before civil and administrative courts in France to prevent Paris-Saint Germain from confirming Lionel Messi. pic.twitter.com/Gksj8qYYvu
– Juan Branco (@anatolium) August 8, 2021
In the latter, the lawyer details that “in terms of” financial fair play “, PSG’s ratios are worse than those of FC Barcelona”. “For the 2019-2020 season, PSG’s ration between salaries and income was 99% while that of FC Barcelona was 54%. Meanwhile, the difference has increased. It is inconceivable that “financial fair play” serves to aggravate the excesses of the soccer business, the instrumentalization of soccer by sovereign powers, and the excesses of competitions. We will ask the authorities to intervene immediately to block this operation, ”he continued.
However, Lionel Messi is free from any contract since June 30 and the end of his commitment to the Catalan club. On Sunday he said goodbye to Barça and his fans in an emotional press conference.
The 34-year-old Argentine forward is expected to join the French capital in the next few hours. A possibility that does not pass to Barça members.