Emery responds to FFP complaints

Paris Saint-Germain head coach Unai Emery feels it's a case of sour grapes amongst Europe's elite clubs after the Ligue 1 Champions were reported to UEFA for Financial Fair Play.

According to reports in French media, Juventus, Real Madrid and Bayern Munich have lodged complaints about PSG's off-season spending of €418 million for the acquisition of Neymar, Kylian Mbappe and Yuri Berchiche.

While the Brazilian arrived on a world record €222m deal after the French side activated his release clause from Barcelona, Mbappe's transfer has come into question- arriving on a season-long loan with an option to buy at the end of the season for €145 million plus €35 million in add-ons.

Fellow Champions League rivals have hit out at the Qatari owned club for stepping around the FFP regulations and has called for a sanction of their recent spending.

"When I was in Spain, I watched the big clubs — Real Madrid, Barcelona, Bayern Munich, the Manchester clubs, Juventus — and I saw that every year they would buy the best players in the world," Emery told First Post.

"The team here has taken big steps towards competing with the best sides. Today, in sporting terms, we have more enemies.

"They see that we are a serious team with the players we have bought in the past and also this year, and now we can also be among the candidates to win the Champions League," the former Sevilla head coach added.

"That is why for other teams we are now the sporting enemies and people talk more about us. Lots of things are said, some true, some not. But I think it’s good that people are talking a lot about PSG because PSG are among the top clubs in Europe."

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