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UEFA is investigating Barcelona, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain for an FFP breach

Football Express

There are up to 10 teams in Europe that are subject to investigation from UEFA for potential breach of Financial Fair Play rules. Barcelona and Juventus are on the list of these teams as well. It is reported that the two clubs are in more deep waters than other clubs due to their strained relationship with UEFA.

Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Juventus are already involved in full-scale legal proceedings against UEFA. The said proceedings are due to the creation of the European Super League. The Blaugrana and Old Lady are at a disadvantage due to the same. However, the two clubs are still not willing to negotiate with UEFA in relation to the allegations.

Whereas Paris Saint-Germain has already been hit with economic sanctions by UEFA. The French champions have failed to comply with the rules in the past three seasons. The Parisians have been given a timeline of three years to rectify the errors and escape a stronger punishment.

FFP rules are being changed by UEFA post-2022/23 season

The apex body of European Football is planning to change the existing Financial Fair Play rules after the current season. 2022/23 season is planned to be the last season with the current Financial Fair Play rules. The governing body has planned to introduce a new set of rules from next season.

The new rules are intended to place a cap or limit the amount clubs are able to spend on player salaries, agent fees, and transfer activity. The new rules will a percentage of the income to be spent on the aforementioned expenses.

For the 2023/24 season, UEFA is looking to impose a cap of 90% of the earnings for clubs. Whereas the governing body will enhance the cap by putting a cap of 80% in 2024/25 and 70% in the 2025/26 seasons. UEFA feels that the new set of rules will govern transfer activity in a better manner.

Nonetheless, the apex body is currently investigating Barcelona, Juventus, and Paris Saint-Germain under the operation of existing rules. The clubs should look to negotiate with UEFA and settle the matter rather than waiting for inviting stricter penalties!!

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