PSG: Paris breaks records… it’s a bad sign

Even though Paris Saint-Germain has considerably increased its income thanks in particular to the arrival of Lionel Messi, the club from the French capital ended last season with a record deficit…

All is not so rosy at Paris Saint-Germain. While the season is quite good sportingly, despite the fact that Christophe Galtier’s team is still struggling to find each other collectively, the financial results are not really encouraging… Indeed, according to a study carried out by the Football website Benchmark, the club from the French capital ended the 2021-2022 financial year with a huge deficit. Paris would have actually lost no less than 369 million euros last season. A record sum for an L1 club… It must be said that the PSG payroll is a real burden. Increased from 503 million euros in 2020-2021 to 728 ME in 2021-2022, this payroll is even the highest ever recorded by a football club. At the same time, the contracts of Lionel Messi, Neymar or Kylian Mbappé weigh very heavily. And all these losses cannot be compensated by the incomes, which are on the rise.

A record payroll that weighs on everything

Indeed, despite a negative gross result, PSG’s accounts are rather good in terms of revenue, given that PSG earned 670 million euros last season, an increase of 18% compared to the 2020 financial year. -2021. With this high total of receipts, Paris is on the podium of European clubs with Manchester City and Real Madrid. To arrive at this stratospheric figure, Paris gleaned the largest commercial income with 399 ME, between the sale of derivative products and sponsorship partnerships, including that with Nike, which brought in between 80 ME. For the rest, PSG pocketed 131 ME thanks to its ticket office. Despite all these positive signs, PSG will therefore have to find solutions to end a season in the green. This is why Nasser Al-Khelaifi gave Luis Campos a mission: to rebalance the budget for the next seasons. In addition to the end of the huge spending on the transfer market, the Portuguese leader could decide to part with some big salaries to bring down the huge wage bill of PSG. With the departure of executives, like Neymar for example? Response in the coming months.

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