The ‘Football Leaks’ are coming thick and fast as new documents unveiled by the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) send shockwaves throughout the football world on Friday night.
We’ve already discovered that five Premier League clubs are allegedly in shock talks to form a European Super League as soon as 2021, while one of those teams, Manchester City, has reportedly cheated Financial Fair Play rules, thanks to the very organisation that implements the stipulations: UEFA.
@GFFN has tweeted that Man City’s owners ‘allegedly injected €2.7bn into the club over the last 7 years through its shareholders & over-valued sponsorship contracts which infringe FFP regulations.’
But City aren’t the only club involved, as it’s been claimed that French giants PSG have also managed to avoid Financial Fair Play sanctions.
'Football Leaks' declares that both European clubs, who are each led by mega-rich Middle East owners, reached settlements with UEFA - Union of European Football Associations - through sponsorship deals which meant they were able to avoid severe sanctions, including being banned from European competitions.
Alarmingly, the FIFA president and former UEFA general secretary Gianni Infantino, aka one of the most powerful men in football, was also allegedly been involved in both the negotiations and the cover-up after ‘Football Leaks’ revealed a series of emails and documents.
Infantino has long rambled on about the need for fairness in the world of football, and it was the Swiss-Italian who even introduced Financial Fair Play, however it now appears that he’s failed to adhere to his own rules, if the leaks are to be believed.