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Wed, April 26, 2023

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin keen on introducing a salary cap

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin keen on introducing a salary cap

UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin has said he is keen to introduce a salary cap which “surprisingly, everyone agrees” to. 

Speaking to Men In Blazers Ceferin said “In the future we have to seriously think about a salary cap. If the budgets go sky-high then our competitive balance is a problem. It's not about the owners, it's about the value of the competition, because if five clubs will always win then it doesn't make sense any more. But it has to be a collective agreement - every league and UEFA. Because if we do it and the other leagues don't, then it doesn't make sense. I hope it can be made as soon as possible. For now, we have the new rule after 2024 that you can spend up to 70% of your revenues for salaries and transfers, but that's not enough because if your revenues are five billion, 70% is quite a lot. So this is the future here, and I'm not afraid of the club owners being too powerful or anything. UEFA is leading the European competition and we have great relations with the European Club Association now. Big clubs, small clubs, state-owned clubs, billionaire-owned clubs, everybody agrees.”

Another topic that Ceferin discussed with Men In Blazers was the prospect of a Champions League final taking place in America but said it would not be until at least 2026. 

FIFA President Gianni Infantino has also previously spoken about the potential of introducing a salary cap. 

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