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PSG President believes that Financial Fair Play is killing Ligue 1

PSG President Nasser Al Khelaifi has given interviews to virtually every major French news outlet today on the capital club’s transfer window as well as Financial Fair Play. Here are extracts from his chat with RMC.

On PSG’s transfer window…

Yes I am happy. In June, I said we would buy who we want and we have signed two fantastic players. We are very happy.

On Angel di Maria…

He is a very good player. He wanted to come here. But I talked with my friend the President of Real Madrid Florentino Perez and I met twice as well but it was very difficult for us. We did not reach a fee agreement. 

On Financial Fair Play…

That was a problem yes. I think it is a problem because all it does is protects the big clubs. For new investors it is a big problem. We have reached an agreement for UEFA, but for new investors it is a huge problem.

On Monaco and French football…

I hope they will invest because it is very important for French football and for us too. If everybody leaves, I hope they will invest. Honestly, I doubt too (if they will invest). But I think he has a big vision and a strategy. I don’t know. I don’t nosy into their strategy, I respect them and I have a good relationship with them. But I hope they will stay and invest. Overall, I am a little worried (about the future of French Football) because we won’t to lift the level of French football. We need to work together it is very important. If we win the league easily every year it is not good. Marseille, Monaco, St Étienne, Bordeaux they are all competing with us still. 

On the Champions League…

I was very disappointed last year. We all were. We want to win each match. We will go further this year. But I know our draw is not easy, we have one of the best teams in world in Barcelona, Ajax have won it four times. It is very difficult, now we need to concentrate match by match. 

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