UEFA looking to implement ‘Wage cap’ in European football

NewsUEFA looking to implement 'Wage cap' in European football

The European football association UEFA intends to introduce a salary cap in football within a few years. UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin confirmed this to international media. In 2025, UEFA will introduce a measure whereby clubs cannot spend more than 70% of their income on salaries, but this is not yet enough for Ceferin.

Clubs are now paying increasingly higher salaries, while player transfer fees are much more often above a hundred million. Ceferin advocates that clubs should be allowed to pay out a maximum in salaries for the entire selection. “I’m not sure if it’s possible. We’ll make a new proposal soon,” Ceferin told Kicker. The European Commission can then assess the legality of the proposal.

“It is not only about a salary cap, but also about other measures, such as limiting the size of the selections or tackling the rental structures,” Rummenigge said. “There are clubs that rent out 22 players. Other clubs only buy players to weaken competition. In Italy, a club has 103 players under contract.”


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