Paris Saint-Germain last-16 UEFA Champions League exit to cause financial concerns
Posted: 7 March 2018 Time: 11:00
Paris Saint-Germain will face some testing times on a financial level after the last-16 elimination by champions Real Madrid in the UEFA Champions League on Tuesday evening.
Not only will the Ligue 1 giants be hurting from their 5-2 aggregate defeat, but failure to reach the quarter-finals has massive implications for a side who splashed £374m (R6.15b) on transfers this season.
The significant investment by the Qatari owned side set high expectations for manager Unai Emery to emerge victorious in the Champions League final in Kiev later this year.
According to reports in Spanish publication AS, Les Parisians will miss out on the £5.8m (R95m) awarded to the eight quarter-finalists, as well as the loss of gate-receipts, sponsorships, Television rights and commercial income involved in remaining in the latter stages of the competition.
With PSG already treading a thin line in terms of Financial Fair Play due to their excessive transfer investments, the club may be forced to sell established first-team stars at the end of the season.