The police in France had been investigating for months now the case of potential tax evasion by PSG, Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore (among others), and on Tuesday night they took it a huge step further, raiding the headquarters of the club, but also the homes of the two Argentine footballers.
Soon after that, PSG released a statement, claiming to have done nothing wrong.
Paris Saint-Germain communicated all the information and documents requested on two of its players. Paris Saint-Germain emphasised that all of the relative contractual documents of these two players have been concluded in perfectly regular conditions, as the club has demonstrated systematically and with the utmost rigor
the statement read.
The club will continue to answer, in perfect transparency, any new request from the competent authorities
PSG also mentioned in their statement, confident that the police will not, after all, find anything to give them a reason to press charges against the club or the players.
Tuesday’s events came just a day after another PSG star, Uruguayan Edinson Cavani, had found himself in a similar position, having to deny tax evading.
Mr Edinson Cavani again denies, with the utmost firmness, the unfounded accusations against him
read a statement released by his agent.