Paris Saint-Germain president: FFP is truly impossible
The French treble winners want the restrictions relaxed as they target Champions League glory after being subject to a fine last season
Paris Saint-Germain president Nasser Al-Khelaifi has put pressure on Uefa to change their Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.
The French side found themselves limited in the transfer market last summer due to restrictions placed upon them by European football’s governing body and, as things stand, will again be constrained this summer.
However, Uefa president Michel Platini has hinted that there could be changes to the laws made in June.
Al-Khelaifi has exerted pressure on alterations to be implemented to allow QSI, the owners of PSG, to invest more heavily in the playing staff of the club, whose ambition remains to win the Champions League.
“It’s truly impossible to continue with FFP next year. Really, it’s not fair,” Al-Khelaifi said following his side’s Coupe de France win over Auxerre on Saturday evening.
“I don’t want to make a problem or cause a scandal with Uefa. We just want to speak, because it’s not just.
“I think we can make them understand the situation, because they want to create a stronger Champions League.”
He believes PSG are making progress to become European champions, despite a third quarter-final exit in as many years in 2014-15.
“It’s our big dream. We dream every day and every night. We are working towards this great project of the Champions League.
“This year was better than last year because we beat Chelsea.
“It really takes the confidence and experience in this competition. We must not forget that we also have young players. It’s great for the club because they will stay at least 10 years with us. It is also important for the future of the club.”
PSG became the first French club to win the domestic treble on Saturday evening, with an Edinson Cavani header sufficient to defeat Auxerre 1-0 in the Coupe de France final.