Paris, the big shortfall


By: Manu Tournoux

Elimination from the Champions League this Wednesday evening would have a significant impact on the club’s finances.

Beyond the sporting disillusionment that would be the elimination of PSG in the group stage of the C1, the financial aspect would also have to be observed closely if Paris were to fail this Wednesday evening in Dortmund. Qualification bonus, commercial revenue and TV rights deducted, more than 30 million euros – at a minimum – would be lost by the Parisians in the event of a switch to the Europa League.

Depending on the course observed in the upper echelons of the Champions League, the shortfall could amount to nearly 100 million euros. Not a trifle for the capital club, which with the financial regulatory authorities is necessarily counting on a passage through the round of 16 of the Champions League. A debt in perspective barely filled by a possible coronation in the Europa League, which would only bring in around fifteen million euros.

No or few consequences

However, the Parisian staff, which has already accumulated more than 50 million euros in European revenue this season – excluding TV rights – does not see the club in danger. Far from it. President Nasser Al-Khelaïfi assures that the Qatari project will not be impacted in any way by such a hiccup if it comes to fruition. The future of Luis Enrique, who is committed to PSG until 2025, will not be called into question either.

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