UEFA president Michel Platini is ready to ban teams like Manchester City who spend far too much on a single player, according toÃ‚Â The SunÃ‚Â 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, Ã¢â‚¬Å“How can a guy cost Ã¢â€šÂ¬150 million? For me itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s ridiculous Ã¢â‚¬â€ from a football, social and financial point of view.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“If you want to buy a plane for Ã¢â€šÂ¬150m or a boat, you can do. But for a man? For me itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s bad. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s not possible. But itÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s why we have to do something.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“IÃ¢â‚¬â„¢m finding a system where you can spend what you have. If one Sheikh brings Ã¢â€šÂ¬150m for Kaka then you have to put his salary on top of the transfer fee.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“If the club go over their income with the playerÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s salary plus fee, they can be banned from our competitions because they donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t respect their budget. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢s about a licensing system where clubs spend within their income.
Ã¢â‚¬Å“Clubs who are banned will be replaced by those further down the table of that country who meet the criteria. ItÃ¢â‚¬â„¢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.Ã¢â‚¬Â
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 donÃ¢â‚¬â„¢t need to buy him for 150million because they have their own school.Ã¢â‚¬Â
Source: The Sun
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