Paris Saint Germain’s early exit from the UEFA Champions League not only means that the club will not get return on investment from the expensive buying of players it embarked on at the start of the season, it also faces possible UEFA sanctions as its spending have attracted investigation.
Like the lyric of Fela Anikulapo’s music, it may turn to be “double wahala for dead body”. PSG got knocked out by Spanish giants Real Madrid, and have not got past the quarter final stage since the 1994/95 season.
President Nasser Al-Khelaifi took over the Parisian club seven years ago, and since then the club has spent near on £1b on trying to win the Champions League. Spanish outlet Marca are now reporting that UEFA are keen to have a closer look at where the spending money is coming from.
The report also claims that PSG boss Unai Emery is almost certain to lose his job after the defeat to Real, with previous reports claiming that Real boss Zinedine Zidane is being targeted as a replacement
UEFA has already warned the French club about their spending, leading them to sell winger Lucas Moura to Tottenham in January, and they may have to make more sales in order to satisfy UEFA.
Big money has been spent on names such as Kylian Mbappe, Angel Di Maria, Neymar and Edinson Cavani, amongst others, but they have failed to make the desired impact for the club at a European level.