La Liga president Javier Tebas has once again attacked Manchester City, accusing them of being an ‘economically doped’ club.
The head of the LFP has long been an outspoken critic of the City regime, believing they have regularly over-inflated sponsorship deals as a way of bypassing Financial Fair Play.
Three years ago he accused the club of inventing ‘fictitious state-linked sponsors’ while nine days ago he sent further jibes to the Etihad, claiming they are a club that ‘competes outside of UEFA’s economic regulations’.
The Spaniard was also keen to share his opinion earlier this year when Manchester City were banned by UEFA for breaking FFP rules, something they later managed to overturn.
It’s a battle, and opinion he refuses to let go, throwing further criticism at City in an interview with Marca today.
The newspaper describe ‘economic doping’ as one his favourite battles, explaining that he does not shy away from an argument that points directly ‘to clubs like Manchester City, PSG or even Chelsea’.
He explains that ‘one economically doped club infects the rest. We can’t tolerate that kind of patronage’ adding that ‘sponsorships are doped and are not what they are really worth.’
This is something he and the LFP are keen to rally against, with him also revealing that they have looked at the accounts at some of the biggest clubs in Europe.
“(There was a) dissection of PSG and City accounts because in sponsorship they had more than Real Madrid, Barcelona or Manchester United,” he added.
“And in some cases, it was twice as much when it is something impossible when you still have to build a brand and achieve market penetration.”