Chelsea are making major upgrades this winter – and the European federation doesn’t like that. He probably wants to intervene now.
European football’s governing body, UEFA, is said to be investigating whether it can adjust transfer rules to limit a club’s exorbitant spending in a transfer window like Chelsea’s this winter. This is reported by the English daily newspaper TheTimes.
According to the report, UEFA’s starting point is the contract period. Chelsea, for example, provided Mykhailo Mudryk, who the club brought from Shakhtar Donetsk, with a working paper that is valid for eight and a half years. As a result, the transfer fee, which can amount to up to 100 million euros, is spread over a corresponding number of installments – and helps to meet the requirements of financial fair play more easily.
UEFA is planning Times according to set the maximum permissible contract term to five years.
Under new owner Todd Boehly, Chelsea have so far provided all new players with a contract term of at least six years.
Should UEFA now change the regulations, the new requirement should only apply to future transfers – and Chelsea can therefore stick to the contracts they have signed so far.