During the 28th General Assembly of the ECA, the European Club Association, of which he is president, Nasser al-Khelaïfi took the opportunity to settle accounts with the giants of LaLiga: FC Barcelona and Real Madrid. From Istanbul, the president of Paris Saint-Germain took the floor and spoke about the financial stability of football clubs, sending a pike half disguised in the blaugrana clubauthor of a pharaonic transfer window thanks to the sale of part of his assets, while he was collapsing in debt.
“High levels of debt and magical financial deals are not sustainable pathways. We need to think long term, not short term.” NAK said, like a good father. Words that caused a stir in Spain. In addition to FC Barcelona, his rival Real Madrid was also in the crosshairs of the Qatari leader, who joked about the recent successes in the Champions League of the merengue club, which however is one of the rebellious fans of the Super. league project.
Nasser al-Khelaïfi has a tenacious grudge
“It is strange that Real Madrid is celebrating the Champions League. It is very rare that you go against the competition, but you participate and celebrate having won the title. I think it’s really weird, to be honest. But we are not going to waste time on this and we are going to continue working.” said, smiling, the president of the club that continues to chase success in Europe’s biggest competition.
In April 2021, the Superliga, a semi-closed private competition project led by twelve major European clubs (Real Madrid, Barcelona, Atlético de Madrid, Manchester United, Manchester City, Liverpool, Tottenham, Arsenal, Chelsea, Juventus de Turín, Inter Milan and AC Milan), shook European football for 48 hours, before being quickly nipped in the bud, under pressure from UEFA. Florentino Pérez, definitive boss of Real Madrid and new president of the Super League, argued at the time that with the pandemic all clubs would be “dead” by 2024 and with the reform of the Champions League.