Michel Platini: Clubs Will Only Be Able To Spend What They Earn By 2012


The chief of European football is keen to curb spending, and he remains against video technology.

UEFA president Michel Platini has warned big-spending clubs like Real Madrid and Manchester City that lavish spending policies will be ousted by 2012.

“From 2012, clubs will spend what they earn,” Platini told La Gazzetta Dello Sport.

“I want to help clubs, not kill them. I think €93 million is excessive for a player. Will there be opposition? Maybe from liberal presidents who want to continue their business.”

The Frenchman has also ruled out using video technology on the pitch to help match officials with uncertain decisions.

“You might as well be playing on the PlayStation,” exclaimed the former Juventus man.


~ by footballdirecta on September 19, 2009.

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