Chelsea force UEFA to change rules


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While he took charge of Chelsea last summer, American businessman Todd Boehly has not done so since his induction as owner of Chelsea. With 282 million euros (excluding bonuses) spent this summer, he set the tone by remodeling the workforce of the Blues. This winter, he once again made the money machine talk with 178.5 million euros spent (excluding bonuses) for Mykhaylo Mudryk (Shakhtar), Benoît Badiashile (Monaco), Noni Madueke (PSV Eindhoven), Andrey Santos (Vasco da Gama), David Datro Fofana (Molde) and Joao Félix (Atlético de Madrid). Monstrous figures especially since Moises Caicedo (Brighton), Enzo Fernandez (Benfica), Malo Gusto (Olympique Lyonnais) or Declan Rice (West Ham) are scrutinized.

Logically, the question of compliance with the rules of Financial Fair Play arises in the context of large expenditure, especially since Chelsea only sold for €56.5 million this season, €124.6 million during the last financial year or another €57.2 million in 2020/2021. Figures well below, which incubate barely more than half of the London club’s purchases since this summer. In the Premier League, this buying fever is struggling to pass, like the exits of Patrick Vieira and Jürgen Klopp. “It’s interesting but I can’t explain it, I have no idea. But if the numbers are true, then that’s impressive.” notably dropped the German coach a bit sarcastic.

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A staggering that will be reduced.

But it’s not just the Premier League that takes a dim view of these aggressive purchases and in particular the measure put in place by the London club to circumvent the rules of Financial Fair Play. Indeed, long contracts of 6, 7 or even 8 years have been offered to players such as Noni Madueke (2030), Benoît Badiashile (2030) or even Mykhaylo Mudryk (2031) in order to spread the payment of transfers each season. At present, FIFA states that contracts should last a maximum of five years unless a longer deal remains in accordance with national laws, which is the case in Britain.

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It is this flaw that UEFA intends to resolve according to the DailyMail The association that runs European football plans to set a five-year limit on the staggering of transfers. This will not jeopardize current contracts, the duration of which may be longer than five years, but the staggering will therefore be reduced to limit the risks of circumvention of Financial Fair Play.

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