Bayern Munich's President Questions PSG's Spending Following Lionel Messi's Signing

Arjun Singh Devgan
PSG have signed five top players in the summer of 2021 so far
PSG have signed five top players in the summer of 2021 so far / Catherine Steenkeste/Getty Images

Bayern Munich president, Herbert Hainer has opened up on Paris Saint-Germain's recent top signings, claiming that he fails to understand how the Ligue 1 giants are adhering to Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

PSG have had a terrific summer so far, bringing in the likes of Lionel Messi, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Georginio Wijnaldum and Sergio Ramos on free transfers, while paying Inter Milan £60million for the services of Achraf Hakimi.

While the French giants have managed to limit their spending on transfer fees, Hainer still remains unconvinced that they are adhering to the FFP rules as they pay high salaries and wages to their top stars.

"I'm still trying to understand how that goes along with financial fair play. As PSG is currently upgrading, we will take a very close look at how that can be reconciled with UEFA rules. We stick to it, then we expect other clubs to do the same," he told Bild.

"I'm not too quick to judge Paris, but the purchasing policy is already huge. It's not the transfer fees, it's the salaries. When I hear that Messi earns €40million (£34m) net, that's €80million (£69m) gross. In addition, Hakimi, Ramos, Donnarumma - a lot comes together."

Hainer is not the only person from Bayern who has questioned PSG's spending methods as the club's manager, Julian Nagelsmann too recently hit out at the Ligue 1 side over the same issue.