PSG Wins Appeal Against UEFA over Monitoring of Transfer, Wage Spending

Rob Blanchette@@_Rob_BFeatured ColumnistMarch 19, 2019

FILE - In this Wednesday, Jan. 23, 2019 file photo, PSG's Neymar reacts after he missed a goal opportunity during the French Cup soccer match between Paris Saint Germain and Strasbourg at the Parc des Princes stadium in Paris. Neymar will need further tests next week to determine how best to treat his latest right foot injury, sustained in a French Cup game against Strasbourg last Tuesday Jan. 15, 2019, and to assess how long he will be out for. (AP Photo/Michel Euler, File)
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Paris Saint-Germain have won an appeal against UEFA's financial fair play sanctions on the club.

The governing body had punished the Ligue 1 champions after reviewing transfers and player wages.

According to the Associated Pressthe Court of Arbitration for Sport ruled in favour of PSG after UEFA attempted to reopen a case against the club.

Football writer Tariq Panja shared CAS's media release and explained the latest state of play:

tariq panja @tariqpanja

PSG win case against UEFA’s FFP appeal of perceived lenient decision last summer ... Doesn’t stop current review of club (which covers Mbappe/Neymar transfers) though https://t.co/VmldpntCXr

PSG's finances from 2017-18 have also been scrutinised by UEFA, but the latest CAS ruling does not cover that investigation. The French champions saw the arrival of Neymar and Kylian Mbappe during that 12-month period.

Neymar signed for PSG from Barcelona for a world-record fee of £200 million (€222 million). The transfer was the most high-profile switch in football history and displayed PSG's strength in attracting the greatest talent on the planet.

Mbappe arrived from Monaco on loan after impressing in Ligue 1 and Europe and made his transfer permanent the following summer.