La Liga president Javier Tebas always takes advantage of every opportunity to swipe at Paris Saint-Germain. The league executive went after the capital club for what he believes is a shady transfer business.
PSG used Saudi Arabia and Qatar this past summer transfer window to offload players who they don’t feel are part of their project under manager Luis Enrique. Nonetheless, Tebas has an issue with the type of transactions made by the Ligue 1 giants.
“In the Ligue 1, PSG represents the majority of the payroll,” Tebas said. “They lost a lot of money but managed to sell Verratti to a Qatari club, as luck would have it… They sold Verratti at a price that a club in the Qatari league can’t generate.”
Javier Tebas (La Liga President): "In the Ligue 1, PSG represents the majority of the payroll. They lost a lot of money but managed to sell Verratti to a Qatari club, as luck would have it… They sold Verratti at a price that a club in the Qatari league can't generate." pic.twitter.com/kECvUpTD6q
— Barça Universal (@BarcaUniversal) September 25, 2023
Tebas wasn’t done commenting on news concerning the French club. The 61-year-old weighed in on the future of Kylian Mbappé, who could become a free agent after this 2023-24 season.
“Convinced, no, but it’s destiny for him, that’s for sure,” Tebas said. “I think he will be in La Liga next season at 70 or 80 percent.”
La Liga needs another superstar after the recent exits of Cristiano Ronaldo, Lionel Messi, and Karim Benzema. The Spanish league has lost footing to the Premier League, so they need those marketable stars to sell the casual viewer as they did when they had Messi and Ronaldo in their prime.