Barca fan tries to block Messi exit. Lionel Messi acknowledged that signing a contract with Paris Saint Germain is a possibility. Such an agreement, technically, does not yet exist. The concrete thing is that the player will leave, and most likely it will be the French team.
There is, however, a superior force that is imposed by the intense bond that Messi and the Barcelona fans had in the last 21 years. There are those who refuse to accept his departure. And to avoid it, they are willing to do anything. Or, they can’t have it, at least they want it not to be PSG who hires it, and this Sunday they filed a lawsuit with the European Commission to prevent that hiring. Barca fan tries to block Messi exit.
The attempt to stop the incorporation of Messi to the French club added new resources on Monday, in which the urgent intervention of a judge is requested to decide in less than 48 hours to avoid the signing of the contract. The precautionary measure could be an obstacle in the development of the negotiations.
The complaint, according to the newspaper Marca, was presented by the lawyer Juan Branco, on behalf of the FC Barcelona partners. The order indicates that the contract between Messi and Paris Saint Germain cannot be carried out. Barca fan tries to block Messi exit.
The argument of the legal document says: “The PSG ratios in terms of financial Fair Play are worse than those of Barcelona. In the 2019/20 season, the ratio between salaries and income for the Parisian team was 99%, while that of Barça was 54%, ”explains the statement filed with the Paris Court of Appeals. Barca fan tries to block Messi exit.
The possibility that such an appeal will prosper is quite unlikely since the complaint is intended to block the formalization of a possible contract. But once the binding agreement is closed, the labor law would protect it and, to prevent the relationship, a lawsuit would have to be started that would last in time.
Financial Fair Play rules were imposed to prevent teams from investing more money in hiring and salaries than they generate. The contributions of external investors, such as PSG, which draws on Qatari funds, generate distortion in competitions.