Bayern Munich president questions how PSG are sticking to FFP rules after handing HUGE salaries to summer signings Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum and Co
- French giants have snapped up several high-profile stars this transfer window
- Many of them were secured on free transfers, but were given big wage packages
- Bayern chief Herbert Hainer is baffled how PSG are sticking to FFP regulations
- Manager Julian Nagelsmann previously swiped Premier League clubs’ spending
Bayern Munich president Herbert Hainer has questioned how Paris Saint-Germain are sticking to Financial Fair Play rules after a host of big-profile summer signings.
The French giants signed stars Lionel Messi, Sergio Ramos, Georginio Wijnaldum, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Achraf Hakimi and Danilo Pereira in this transfer window.
Although the first four of those were free transfers, Hainer told SportBild that he was baffled how PSG can still abide with FFP rules despite the new signings’ giant wage packages.
The Bayern Munich president has questioned how Paris Saint-Germain are keeping to FFP rules
The French giants signed stars including Lionel Messi and Sergio Ramos (above) this summer
He said: ‘I’m still trying to understand how that goes along with financial fair play.
‘As PSG is currently upgrading, we will take a very close look at how that can be reconciled with UEFA rules. We stick to it, then we expect other clubs to do the same.
‘I’m not too quick to judge Paris, but the purchasing policy is already huge. It’s not the transfer fees, it’s the salaries.
And Bayern chief Herbert Hainer (pictured) questioned how PSG can stick to Financial Fair Play regulations given the giant salary packages given to their host of high-profile summer signings
‘When I hear that Messi earns £34m net, that’s £69m gross. In addition, (Achraf) Hakimi, Ramos, Donnarumma – a lot comes together.’
Sportsmail reported this week that new Bayern manager Julian Nagelsmann previously took a swipe at Premier League teams and their spending, saying: ‘It’s not easy to spend loads of money, we’re not in the Premier League!’
The German side have had a relatively quiet transfer window, losing David Alaba, Jerome Boateng and Javi Martinez on free transfers and only spending money on defenderr Dayot Upamecano, acquiring Sven Ulreich and Omar Richards for free.