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The PSG financial fair play plan is taking effect: Moura, Guedes...

By selling Lucas Moura to Tottenham Hotspur, the French giants have taken one step to achieving their financial goals and thus can avoid Uefa sanctions.

Neymar, Mbappé y Cavani celebran un gol del PSG.
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Uefa's Financial Fair Play rules (FFP) should now not be a concern for Paris Saint-Germain. This is the message coming from French outlet, Le Parisien, who state that the sale of Lucas Moura to Tottenham Hotspur is step one in the club's way to avoiding any sanctions imposed by European football's governing body.

Tottenham's Lucas Moura is presented to the fans.
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Tottenham's Lucas Moura is presented to the fans.ANDREW COULDRIDGEAction Images via Reuters

PSG getting house in order

The sale of Moura - for a reported 25 million euros - is part one of at least three major operations to get PSG's financial house in order. Following the big-money investments in players like Neymar Jr and Mbappé, the club needs to balance the books to some degree and selling the Brazilian midfielder sets this in motion.

Valencia's Guedes outlay

Step two is the expected payment for another of their players, one who has been impressing while on loan this season in LaLiga. Valencia have been somewhat of a surprise package, currently in third place in the league, and notably ahead of Real Madrid. One of their stars has been Gonçalo Guedes, and PSG are already banking on him making the deal permanent, with a hefty fee being paid. Current estimates have the player valued at between 35 and 40 million euros, but a strong finish to the season could bump that up further.

Goncalo Guedes of Valencia and Toni Kroos of Real Madrid battle for the ball during the La Liga match.
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Goncalo Guedes of Valencia and Toni Kroos of Real Madrid battle for the ball during the La Liga match.David RamosGetty Images

Upping the commercial revenue

The third key piece in this recovery puzzle is the renegotiation of sponsorship deals. With the additions to the team of Neymar and Mbappé, the PSG bosses knew that commercial deals would be much more lucrative and they aim to use their new profile as one of football's elite to bring in more revenue. As Le Parisien, a paper close to the dealing of PSG, state, 'Sponsors have been forming a queue at the club's entrance'.

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