PSG face battle to meet 75m Financial Fair Play target

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Paris Saint-Germain have been set a target of raising 75m by the end of the season, or face missing their Financial Fair Play target.

Unai Emery’s side have been hard pressed to meet the rules in the past but this year is even more extreme with the cost of their expenditure on players.

In September, UEFA opened an investigation into the financial activity of PSG, following pressure from leading clubs in the aftermath of the Neymar and Kylian Mbappe transfers to the French capital.

According to L’Equipe, UEFA have informed PSG that they must raise 75m in order to reach their FFP target by the end of the 2017-18 campaign. There options are

1. Sell players

This is not a popular option within the club, as Emery does not want to see any exits in the January transfer window, however it is the quickest way to raise the money needed.

2. TV rights

If PSG continue their strong form in both Ligue 1 and the Champions League they could be in line for an increase in revenue.

3. Ticket sales

Following the arrivals of Neymar and Mbappe, PSG have seen an increase in ticket sales, this is another avenue to be explored by the French club.

4. Merchandising

Based on the boost in interest in the club following their transfer activity, PSG could seek to sell more club shirts related to their new stars.

5. Pre-season trips

Pre-season tours to far flung areas of the globe are common for Europe’s top sides, and are often very lucrative.