Struggling Lille Handed Transfer Ban As PSG, Monaco And Metz Escape Punishment

Lille’s season moved from bad to worse on Tuesday night after the French Ligue 1 side were given a transfer ban by the league body, LFP.

The duration as well as the reason for the transfer ban were not disclosed but the latest development will certainly have an effect on Lille in their battle to avoid relegation at the end of the current season.

The 2011 French champions presently sit third from bottom on the league table and their present predicament led to the suspension of club coach Marcelo Bielsa.

Other clubs like league leaders Paris Saint-Germain (PSG), league champions AS Monaco and basement club Metz were not unlucky like Lille after they escaped punishment.

The Ligue de Football Professionnel (LFP) revealed that no action will be taken against the clubs especially PSG after Qatar Sports Investments bankrolled unprecedented investments at the club.

PSG made the headlines following the €222m transfer they paid for Neymar from Barcelona to make him the most expensive player ever.

Teenage striker Kylian Mbappe also arrived on loan from Monaco during the last transfer window in a transfer that’s expected to be made permanent for another hefty fee by next summer.

The LFP decided that PSG didn’t break any financial restrictions despite their lavish spending.