The European Club Assembly is not discussing only the Champions League reform is its ongoing meeting, as also the structure of the Financial Fair Play is under scrutiny. Andrea Agnelli relayed a bold proposal to limit the transfer market expenses in the future, as the previous sums would be untenable in a post-pandemic world.
According to the British press, the president of the team’s body stated that they are considering forbidding deals between sides that play in the European cups: “In this scenario, the clubs that qualify to specific levels of the continental competitions would be not allowed to buy players from one another. This would improve the indirect solidarity towards other outfits. It would avoid €100M+ transfers and would shift the focus on the acquisitions from minor countries.”
Tuttomercatoweb informs that the nine most expensive transfers in the history of football would not have not been possible under such legislation. The players would move between Champions League clubs only at the end of their contracts. The rule change is reported to be in its early stages.
On the other hand, the new Champions League format is expected to be announced within the next two weeks, the Juventus chairman indicated. The teams and the Federations are ironing out the details related to the the four extra spots and to the longer first stage. The final plan should be voted at the UEFA congress on April 20th and should put to rest idea of creating a Super League reserved just to the top teams.