A few things don’t add up withÂ Uefa’s Financial Fair Play plan. It seems clubs like Chelsea don’t give a damn Â about it â€“ recently purchasing two players for more than Â£75m and spreading stories that costly players like Neymar are on their way.
From the Manchester United direction there’s also a suggestion that the club will also be active in the summer transfer market. â€œWe have certain targets in mind at the moment and two or three will be fulfilled,â€ Said Sir Alex Ferguson.Â Even after Unitedâ€™s parent company – Red Football Joint Venture – announced a loss of Â£108.9m this week, the club has put aside as much as Â£165m for transfers.
Napoli have also put together a war chest of â‚¬40m to spend on new players this summer. Barcelona, as usual, are talking up the purchase of Cesc Fabregas for more than â‚¬45m.
Meanwhile at Soccerex convention in Manchester UEFA has suggested that losses in European football in 2010 could rise as much as 50% from 2009 – when they totaled â‚¬1.2 billion
People in football are expressing concerns that UEFA won’t enforce FFP (Financial Fair Play). Â At Soccerissue we feel it is an empty PR exercise.