Lionel Messi is on the verge of becoming a Paris Saint-Germain player as the 34-year-old, and FC Barcelona could not register his contract due to economic and structural obstacles.
As a result, the Argentine forward remained a free agent and needed to find another club. Since PSG is the only club with the financial flexibility to structure a contract for Messi, the player is now heading to the French capital.
Nonetheless, Marca reports that the European Commission has seen a complaint filed in an attempt to prevent Messi from going to PSG.
When it comes to the details, the Spanish media outlet shares the objection to the free transfer, which is based on financial facts, and insists that Financial Fair Play should rule PSG out of the running for Messi’s signature.
“PSG’s ratio with regards to Financial Fair Play is worse than Barcelona’s,” the statement sent to the Court of Appeals by Dr. Juan Branco on behalf of Barcelona’s members,” the complaint read.
“In 2019/20, 99 percent of PSG’s income was used for salaries, whereas it was 54 percent for Barcelona.”
Those behind the complaint, which has now been sent and is pending, hope to block Messi’s move to PSG, claiming the French club’s spending has changed football competition.