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Big-spending City, PSG dangers to football: La Liga chief


Big-spending clubs, Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain represent an unprecedented danger for football, La Liga president Javier Tebas said, as he stepped up his attacks on the two clubs.

Tebas, who has strongly criticised City before, said the money pumped into the Premier League champions and Ligue 1 winners PSG by their Abu Dhabi and Qatar-based owners had distorted the football landscape.

“The state clubs are a new phenomenon and present a danger that football has not seen before,” he told the Totally Football Show podcast.

“They are operating entirely outside of the rules and risk inflating markets to disastrous levels through their financial doping.”

City are under investigation by UEFA over alleged financial violations and the 57-year-old Spanish league chief called on the European game’s governing body to take a stronger lead in controlling the issue.