European football will change financial fairplay and place a five-year limit on liquidating signings on long contracts
Todd Boehly’s multi-million pound Chelsea moves push UEFA for greater scrutiny
If there is a wasteful club in the last season, also spending without rhyme or reason, it is undoubtedly Todd Boehly’s Chelsea. Those of Stamford Bridge have already blew up last winter transfer market a cascade of multi-million dollar purchases – and incomprehensible in more than one case – which set off alarm bells.
And that’s the team from the chicest neighborhood in London put UEFA’s financial fairplay absolutely in quarantineand now the body chaired by Aleksander Ceferin will react with a new regulation.
AS, According to ‘As’, on Wednesday the UEFA Executive Committee will approve a series of measures to strengthen the fair play model in the economy of European clubs. Fairplay will see a fundamental criterion adjusted, and with which many clubs have ‘played’ to skip the rules: the duration of the contracts.
The new law states that a club will be able to give a transfer as much contractual time as they see fit, but The maximum time in which to liquidate the expenditure made can never exceed five years.
Chelsea has been in the spotlight for atypical cases such as that of Enzo Fernández, signed for 120 million and with an eight-and-a-half-year contract. Clubs like the English have thus hidden the possibility of amortizing the very high expense during the duration of the contract. This will no longer be possible and a club will have to settle the investment in up to five years.
Another important issue to address is that of timeshare. Although there will be more conversations to know how to act in these cases – this course coincides, for example, Brighton-Union Saint Gilloise and Toulouse-Milan, which belong to the same ownership -, the Executive Committee does not intend to deal with the issue in its program of the day
The venues for some of the upcoming continental finals will be announced today. The Women’s Champions League 2025 is played between Lisbon’s José Alvalade and Istanbul’s Vodafone Stadium. The 2024 Conference League would go to the OPAP Arena, in Athens, and that of 2025 to the Tarczynski Arena, in the Polish city of Wroclaw.