UEFA are considering new plans to overhaul the current Financial Fairplay (FFP) system, according to reports in the English media.
The current rules state the clubs participating in European competitions must break even over a three-year period, but there have been issues, with both Manchester City and Paris Saint-Germain having won cases against UEFA at the Court of Arbitration for Sport.
To make FFP easier to enforce, it is believed a salary cap will be imposed, with teams that exceed it paying a “luxury tax” which will be redistributed to other teams. United fans on Twitter are divided on whether the changes will be effective. Some are hopeful that it could stop the likes of Manchester City overspending, while others feel the measures should have been put in place earlier:
CITYS IN THE MUD
— Sami (@samimufc) August 12, 2021
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— . (@UtdOozy) August 12, 2021
Like the nba
— Mitch⁉️EXTEND BUD (@UtdMxtch) August 12, 2021
They gonna pay the luxury tax.
— UTD_DEVIL? (@___RED__DEVIL__) August 12, 2021
— Zikay (@Manlike_Zikay) August 12, 2021
PSG and City Looking at the Rules pic.twitter.com/aLZeDwRgoM
— Luke Peet (@Luke_Peet24) August 12, 2021
better late than never
— George ?? (@gh31_) August 12, 2021
Too freaking late.
— Ayo Kanmi (@3DHombreezle) August 12, 2021
Doesn’t sound like the luxury tax would make much difference to the likes of City and PSG. If anything, I bet UEFA might take a bite out of the pot themselves.
— Animesh K ?? (@mindTumult) August 12, 2021
So what, ffp never mattered anyway anytime came into effect big clubs went to CAS and got their punishment downgraded
— Colly109 (@colly109) August 12, 2021
The salary cap is believed to be set at 70% of a club’s turnover so whether that will prove an effective deterrent for the likes of City and PSG, we shall have to wait and see.