All-time high spending season, deficit snowball… ‘big hand’ Paris Saint-Germain ‘When will we win the Champions League?’
Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), a prestigious French club, broke the all-time record for club spending in an all-time season.
According to the ‘European Champions Report 2023’, a football benchmark report released on the 11th, PSG spent 728 million euros (approximately 975.6 billion won) in player wages alone in the 2021-2022 season, ranking first. The 1 trillion won that no big club in Europe has ever used is poised to surpass soon. 토토사이트 It is also a big gap from Barcelona in 2019 (541.9 million euros) in second place and Barcelona in 2018 (529.1 million euros) in third place. PSG also spent 503.2 million euros (5th all-time) in 2021.
After being acquired by Qatar oil capital Qatar Sports Investments (QSI) in 2011, PSG became Europe’s richest club. Although PSG has been somewhat less competitive in European football, it is aiming for the top of the European Football Federation (UEFA) Champions League by attracting world-class stars.
Currently, PSG is lined with star players such as Lionel Messi, Kylian Mbappe, and Neymar. Mbappe, the highest paid player in the team, who renewed his contract last summer, has a weekly wage of 1.22 million pounds (approximately 1.85 billion won). Messi and Neymar also receive a weekly wage close to 1 million pounds, and there are many high-income earners. The report added, “Last season, PSG’s labor cost to sales stood at 109%.”
In this regard, the British’Daily Mail’ explained, “PSG started the 2021-2022 season and recruited Messi, Sergio Ramos, and Ashraf Hakimi, and wage spending soared by 45%.” As astronomical spending on player recruitment continued, PSG recorded a financial deficit of 326 million pounds (approximately 493.8 billion won). In addition, the fine imposed for violating the financial fair play (FFP) received from UEFA in September of last year is also 56 million pounds (approximately 84.8 billion won).
‘Daily Mail’ pointed out that “PSG’s desperate efforts to win the first Champions League are making them spend more money on star recruits,” but that they are not efficient. Real Madrid (Spain) also increased 토토사이트 its team spending by 28% in the 2021-2022 season, recording 519 billion euros (approximately 694.9 billion won), ranking 4th in history. It led to Champions League success. PSG came closest (runner-up) to the top of the Champions League in 2020, but they are still waiting (to win).”