UEFA to Bring Balance Back to European Club Football
The president of UEFA, Aleksander Ceferin, announced that measures will be taken to stop the continued growth of strong, rich clubs while the other clubs become static in growth or weaken over time.
UEFA’s president is determined to enforce measures that will bring some balance back between the top clubs and the rest of the bunch in European Football. Currently, there are no spending limits for club transfers with Ceferin stating “The consequence is that the gap grows between the bigger and the smaller clubs.” Ceferin took charge of UEFA last September and hopes to change the current situation in European football and bring back some balance of power to the game.
How will this happen? Ceferin explained that his staff have already thought of radical changes and measures: “We cannot allow the current situation to continue to take place. What we can do is implement a luxury tax on expensive transfers, exert greater control on clubs’ revenues and expenses, or even impose certain restrictions on transfer. That way we can stop the excessive concentration of talent only in a few teams, while the other clubs fall further behind. Without this, there will no more competition in European football.”