French giants PSG are in the eye of the storm. For several weeks, “Parc des Princes” has become the epicenter of a series of scandals, writes “Match Telegraph”. It began with revelations that club president Nasser Al-Khelaifi was involved in the illegal detention in Qatar of a businessman with French and Algerian roots. It is about Tayeb B., who spent 10 months behind bars in 2020 because he possessed materials and information incriminating Al-Khelaifi as one of those involved in a corruption scandal in the selection of Qatar to host the World Cup this year.
At the beginning of the week, the big bomb was dropped that the team’s superstar Kylian Mbappe was considering a flight because he felt cheated by the bosses, and a little later it became clear that they had hired a company to smear him on social media. Against this background, the stories with the women’s team, where one of the contestants was investigated on charges that she ordered the beating of her teammate, and the statement by Christophe Galtier, which had environmentalists in France on edge, seem insignificant trifles.
All this has forced the emir of Qatar and de facto owner of the club, Tamin bil Al Thani, to send a special auditor to Paris to inspect the situation on the spot. According to “Parisien”, who is best oriented in the affairs of PSG, there could be a serious cut in the budget, both from inflated salaries and on other projects. According to media reports, President Al-Khelaifi, who is effectively a salaryman, will be removed, although he was long regarded as an untouchable favorite of the emir.
Mbappe’s team is considering their next move, with one of the options being an attempt to terminate his contract early. According to French law, in such a termination, Mbappe would have to pay an amount that is potentially greater than the amount of his wages for the period of his current contract. However, if it is proven that the club hired a black PR company against him, this can lead to the termination of the contract without financial consequences, but this matter can only be resolved through court proceedings.