Marseille's Boss Complains of Injustice After PSG Sign Lionel Messi

Arjun Singh Devgan
Paris Saint Germain signed Lionel Messi for free in the summer
Paris Saint Germain signed Lionel Messi for free in the summer / Xavier Laine/Getty Images

Paris Saint-Germain completed arguably the biggest signing in football history when they completed the transfer of Lionel Messi for free, with the Argentinian agreeing to a two-year contract, with the option of extending his deal by another year.

While PSG fans were no doubt overjoyed by the signing of the record six-time Ballon d'Or award winner - Marseille manager, Jorge Sampaoli is one of the recent managers to highlight his dismay at the Parisian side’s spending power.

“These days power is stronger than justice, and [Messi’s] arrival increases this disparity. Everyone will watch Ligue 1, but it also generates a great difference in power which moves us away from justice," Sampaoli told RMC Sport.

The former Argentina's manager statement come just days after Lille captain, Jose Fonte expressed bemusement by the fact that PSG were able to land Messi and still remain within the limit of the Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules.

PSG's president, Nasser Al-Khelaifi for his part has reiterated that the management have spent money within the confines of the FFP and that they would never break the rules, especially when it comes to transfers.

"Regarding the financial aspect, I will make it clear — we know the rules of FFP and we will always follow the regulations. Before we do anything, we check with commercial, financial and legal people. We have the capacity," he said.

"If we sign Leo, it’s because we can, otherwise we would not have done it. What Leo brings to the club is huge, which you can see just outside (the stadium, where thousands of fans had gathered). He is a big asset.”