- French prosecutors are looking into allegations that Paris St. Germain used undeclared labour.
- Bouajila, who identified himself as the club president’s advisor, filed the complaint.
- Bouajila alleges that a tennis academy in Doha only sporadically paid him.
According to the Paris prosecutor’s office on Tuesday, French prosecutors are looking into allegations of undeclared labour at Paris St. Germain.
As stated by the office, “Following a complaint made on December 13, 2022, an inquiry was launched on January 16, 2023 on the grounds of undeclared work.”
As per Hicham Bouajila’s lawyer, Bertrand Repolt, the Tunisian national claimed to be an advisor to the club’s president Nasser al Khelaifi when he filed the complaint. Bouajila alleges that he was not properly paid for his work at a tennis academy in Doha.
A spokesperson for PSG’s owners, Qatar Sports Investments, claimed in a statement that Bouajila had never been employed by the team.
The statement continued, We won’t make any further comment about completely spurious individuals who trade on misinformation and media manipulation.”
Neymar, a Brazilian forward, will be ready for Paris St Germain’s de France match against arch rival Marseille on Wednesday.
Despite the ongoing investigation, PSG’s manager, Christopher Galtier, has confirmed that key players, including Neymar, are ready and available for the club’s upcoming match against Marseille.
Manager of PSG Christopher Galtier gave the following press statement: “Renato Sanches is not available for the trip to Marseille, he is at a standstill. Sergio Ramos, Neymar, and Marco Verratti are all available. While Nordi Mukiele hasn’t trained with us yet, he is making good progress.”
He further added, “Presnel Kimpembe has resumed group training, so he won’t be far from the group. Kylian Mbappe is also absent.”
Galtier said, “Management of your emotions comes with experience. “We have already played this sort of match enough to avoid any surprises. The idea is not to be calm, but to have lucidity and to ensure everyone plays to their full quality.”
As the investigation unfolds, the Paris prosecutor’s office will be closely monitoring the situation and determining the validity of the allegations against PSG. The outcome of the investigation could have significant implications for the club and those involved.