Messi-Ronaldo, a question of money for PSG

The match between the two from Paris Saint-Germain and a selection of players from the Saudi league, which should be played between Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, is considered to be a two-man game.

Lionel Messi vs. Cristiano Ronaldo coming soon ? L’Equipe confirms on Tuesday that Paris Saint-Germain have always planned to play a friendly match against a selection of stars from the Saudi league, Where is Cristiano Ronaldo now?

This friendly match was to take place last year, as part of the Qatar Winter Tour, but Paris Saint-Germain had postponed this promotional tour due to a difficult context with regard to Covid-19. The trip to Qatar will be in the final in May, in May the match will be friendly in Saudi Arabia and it will be removed from the program.

Does PSG need the money so badly?

For the moment, this meeting is scheduled for Thursday January 19, four days after the trip from PSG to Rennes, but only a few days before the round of 16 of the Coupe de France, which must take place on the weekend of 21-22. January PSG will be concerned in case of success against Châteauroux during the previous tour, which could happen the date of this amazing gala match to be changed.

But why does PSG inflict this friendly match on itself in the middle of a month of competition, on another continent? For financial reasons, of course. L’Equipe adds that the income linked to this meeting is already budgetary, and that PSG must pay attention to its coffers to remain in compliance with financial fair play. What is surprising is the amount mentioned by L’Equipe, namely « only » a few hundred thousand euros. PSG would therefore have so little room for maneuver? This is not likely to reassure the state of the finances of the club of the capital, at the edge of a winter transfer window where Christophe Galtier has already assured that no player would arrive if there was no departure beforehand.

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