UEFA sanctions clubs over FFP rules


According to The Times, UEFA is preparing to announce sanctions against ‘ten clubs who have breached FFP rules up to 2020-21’, including Juventus, Inter and Roma.

Inter and Roma negotiated potential sanctions with UEFA a few months ago, but according to the report, they are likely to be fined and get transfer restrictions.

Juventus, on the other hand, have refused to negotiate FFP sanctions with UEFA. They are still not part of the ECA and haven’t formally withdrawn from the Super League. Barcelona are in the same situation, while Real Madrid do not risk any sanction.

The three European giants are still engaged in legal action with UEFA due to the breakaway European Super League.

Europe’s governing body could also punish PSG and Marseille, but differently from Inter and Roma, they may only be fined without facing transfer restrictions.

UEFA rules allow €30m losses over three years, but ‘ Covid-related losses and “healthy” spending on things such as women’s and academy football and depreciation can be written off against that,’ explains the Times.

From next season, UEFA will bring a new system with clubs limited to spending a part of their revenue on salaries, agents fees and transfers.