New broadcaster of Ligue 1 and Ligue 2 with its Téléfoot channel, Mediapro is in the hard. Indeed, the Sino-Spanish group has not paid its deadline of the beginning of October to the Professional Football League, of about 172 million euros. French football is therefore likely to be impacted and reactions have been multiplying in recent days while Jaume Roures, the boss of Mediapro in France, made a small update Wednesday during a press conference. Asked about the subject by the newspaper The team, the president of the French Football Federation (FFF) Noël le Graët has in any case expressed his concern.
“The situation is extremely complicated for the League. The press conference yesterday by Jaume Roures, the president of Mediapro, does not indicate that the resumption of payments will be rapid. For the moment, there is no final break. I imagine this company is working with its shareholders to find a stronger financial case. But this would create enormous difficulties for French clubs and even the Federation if Mediapro did not keep its commitments., let go of the boss of the FFF, before continuing. It’s very clear. If Mediapro does not pay, all of French football will be in economic difficulty. ” The message got through.