UEFA President Michel Platini Endorses FIFA’s Sanctions Against Chelsea

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FIFA’s decision to slap Chelsea with a ban from entering the transfer market for the next two windows – applicable until January 2011 – for their apparent poaching of French teenager Gael Kakuta, has received the support of UEFA president Michel Platini who has long opposed the transfers of younger players.

The west London side, as well as Kakuta, were also handed penalty fines for their involvement in the affair.

Platini, speaking to The Sun, explained that he supports any sanctions imposed on offenders, as the transfers, and the tapping-up of, youngsters must cease to exist.

“It’s a Fifa decision but we’re interested in what happens. It is necessary to make rules in the transfer market of young players. I say this not because Chelsea or another team is involved, but the illegal traffic of young players has to be stopped.”

According to Sky Sports, Chelsea could also find themselves in further hot water for the manner in which they attempted to sign 11-year-old Jeremy Boga, who spent five years with amateur French club ASPTT Marseille.


~ by footballdirecta on September 5, 2009.

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