Financial Fair Play & Co.: UEFA boss pleads for reforms
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin reiterates the issue of reforms, which include changes to on financial fair play and salary caps. UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, after the summer’s transfer madness, has discussed an adjustment of financial fair play, a shorter transfer period and, once again, a salary cap:”The current situation is one of the decisive moments for the future of football,”he said to the ARD-Sportschau. At the same time, however, he does not believe that the trend can be “completely halted”. Ceferin sees a need for action after the recent million-euro transfers involving 222-million-man Neymar, especially with regard to financial fair play,”It was introduced in order to increase stability in football. And it was successful. But times are changing,”said the head of UEFA, demanding:”We have to adapt it, modernize it,”against the French top club Paris St. Germain had recently initiated an investigation following the record transfers of Neymar and Frenchman Kylian Mbappe to UEFA,”I cannot comment on current cases. But it’s not that easy to put new money on the table and buy everyone you want. We’ll check everything, I can assure you,”said Ceferin, adding that UEFA wants to “see what we can do about the salary cap,”said the UEFA boss. In addition, the transfer window could be closed earlier in the future, Ceferin called “end of July” as a possible date. It’s weird that the season starts, you play for one club and then you can change and just play for the next one. That’s not good for the competition. We’re in serious discussions,”he told the Sportschau,” and UEFA is also considering tightening the limit on the number of registered players per club,”and we need to limit the lending of players. Some clubs have lent 50 players at the same time. I can understand why they hire young talents, 18-, 19-year-olds. But when you buy a 30-year-old and then lend him out, it’s all about weakening other clubs,”said Ceferin.