The reputation and credibility of the Premier League is at stake in how it handles Manchester. City investigation, head of LaLiga javier tebas said.
The league indicted City last month for more than 100 alleged breaches of its financial rules after a four-year investigation.
Tebas is a longtime critic of City. believes with Paris Saint-Germain That they contribute to the degradation of the football ecosystem in Europe.
how did he say Premier League Progress in this situation will now be critical to the future of competition.
“This is tied to the reputation and credibility of the Premier League,” he said in a briefing at the Financial Times Football Business Summit in London on Thursday.
“Things like this have a huge impact on sponsors because reputation is so important.
“I was at Soccer Ex in Manchester in 2017. When we organized that event, I criticized PSG and Man City. I said City should get sanctions from UEFA.
“Then (City CEO) Ferran Soriano got angry with me and asked me to come to City’s premises.
“PSG and Manchester City have been sanctioned by UEFA. Man City has been banned from European cups. This Sports Arbitration Court lifted and lifted this ban.
“This goes back to 2017 and we still haven’t progressed. The Premier League is the best competition in the world, but managing its reputation in the economic arena is important.
The credibility of the Premier League could have been greater had this issue been addressed earlier.”
City said that on the day the charges were announced, they welcomed the opportunity for an independent panel to objectively consider the “incontrovertible comprehensive evidence” supporting their position.
Premier League CEO Richard Masters defended the length of the investigation in a speech at the FT Summit.
“The investigation took four years. “People claim it’s a long time, and they’re absolutely right, it’s a long time.”
“Frankly, I cannot say anything about the case itself. What people want is a regulatory system that is very clear, open and transparent, and corrective action is taken immediately when rules are violated.
“But there’s also the country’s laws – people can object to, all sorts of things. Of course you want a fast, efficient regulatory system. It doesn’t always work that way. That doesn’t mean regulation doesn’t work.”
Masters also said Chelsea’s approach to transfer spending should be evaluated over a period of time.
The Blues went by at lightning speed in January, with around £323m spent on new players, including around £90m for striker Mykhailo Mudryk.
Their total expenditure was almost £100m more than the other four big leagues in Europe combined.
Masters was asked if this spending indicates that the financial barriers have been lifted.
“I’m not here to defend (Chelsea). Less than a year, the new owners of the club have had two transfer periods. You have to evaluate the football club after 3-4 years,” he said.
“They would probably argue that they have a different transfer policy than the previous regime. Players have longer contracts, lower salaries. And of course a test that covers a period of 12 months within our rules.
“The question is, are they going to sell some of their players in the next window? I don’t know the answer to that question either, and I’m not going to defend them either, but you have to judge them in a while.”