Monday, February 24, 2020

Platini to ban clubs like Man City from Europe

UEFA president Michel Platini is ready to ban teams like Manchester City who spend far too much on a single player, according to The Sun newspaper.

Platini wants to crackdown on the spending of top European clubs and has no problem highlighting the Premiership as one of football’s top problems in recent times.

Platini said in The Sun, “How can a guy cost €150 million? For me it’s ridiculous — from a football, social and financial point of view.

“If you want to buy a plane for €150m or a boat, you can do. But for a man? For me it’s bad. It’s not possible. But it’s why we have to do something.

“I’m finding a system where you can spend what you have. If one Sheikh brings €150m for Kaka then you have to put his salary on top of the transfer fee.

“If the club go over their income with the player’s salary plus fee, they can be banned from our competitions because they don’t respect their budget. It’s about a licensing system where clubs spend within their income.

“Clubs who are banned will be replaced by those further down the table of that country who meet the criteria. It’s not to disturb football but to protect it. Many owners have asked me to find a system. I have to do that as president of UEFA.”

Platini also hopes to implement a new youth system into UEFA rules so that clubs can keep their star youngsters rather than a 16-year-old star move from France to England, as well as looking to improve National squads with home grown talent.

“That means Manchester City can have all the young players of Manchester. They can work and come to the training centre of City and become Kaka. And they don’t need to buy him for 150million because they have their own school.”

Source: The Sun


Josh Scott



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Platini should not be interferring at all.
Where was he when teams like Juventos (backed by Fiat) were spending vast sums.
Why not criticise M. Unt when they purchase (poach!) players from West Ham.
This seems to have kicked off because it’s a new kid on the block…
mighty CITY.

Phil Houghton

Ridiculous. There’s no way they could legislate this in a free market. The only way M. Platini’s plans could come to fruition is if they could settle some kind of condition of playing in the Champions League. All that would happen then is that the big (and rich) clubs would resign and form their own league.


Platini is an idiot…City have spent a small percentage of what other teams have spent on their teams…Mun Ure are 750 million quid in debt and still spending 30 million on one player…is that right? And has he not looked at Citys youth system?…probably one of the most, if not the most successful in terms of getting first team players through from a young age!!??? Wright Phillips, Ireland, Richards, Johnson, Onouha, Evans, Sturridge, Schmiecel, Weiss, and more still coming through. As it stands at least 23 players have come through and played for the first team from our youth set… Read more »


he’s french

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