Paris Saint-Germain could face another scandal. This time, it is about the transfer of Lionel Messi.
The Argentine signed with the French club last year as a free agent, after leaving Barcelona after 17 years.
Now, it has emerged that the European Court of Justice will examine whether Messi’s move to PSG breached UEFA’s “Financial Fair Play” rules.
The complaint was brought by a group of Barcelona fans in Lyon and will be investigated next Tuesday by a chamber of the European Court in Luxembourg.
The group’s lawyer, Juan Branco, considers it a success that the appeal is discussed in Court, although he does not guarantee anything.
Although Messi made this move without any transfer fee to Barcelona, ??his high earnings of 40 million euros per season has caused this situation.
Earlier this year, PSG were one of several clubs warned by UEFA about their financial spending and it was clear that they could not spend as freely as they wanted as a result.
Apart from the 35-year-old, PSG are already facing problems with their other strikers after reports emerged last week that Kylian Mbappe was unhappy at the club and was looking to leave, something the player himself denies.
Additionally, Neymar was in court in Barcelona on Monday to determine whether he and others committed fraud over his transfer to the Catalan club from Santos nearly a decade ago.
Messi’s future at PSG is still unclear, as he has been linked with a return to Barcelona once his contract with the French club expires at the end of the season.