You Can Shove FFP Where The Sun Doesn't Shine
European clubs with the most money are simply putting two fingers up at the FFP (Financial Fair Play) rules. I mean what on earth is going on?
There are poor countries dotted around the world who's GDP (gross domestic product - the total value of everything produced by all the people and companies in the country) is less than what PSG are going to fork out for Barcelona's Neymar. I mean, just imagine what £199m could do (plus his £40m a year salary) to improve countries like the Central African Republic - GDP per capita: $656 (£535), Democratic Republic of Congo — GDP per capita: $784 (£639), Burundi — GDP per capita: $818 (£667) - I'm sure you get the picture.
That's the last on world politics!
Shall we begin with Tottenham Hotspur FC?
Connor Ogilvie (Gillingham) Loan
Luke McGee (Portsmouth) Undisclosed
Kyle Walker (Manchester City) £45m
Federico Fazio (Roma) Undisclosed
Clinton Njie (Marseille) Undisclosed
Tom Glover (Central Coast Mariners) Loan
Anton Walkes (Atlanta United) Loan
Top Premier League Summer Transfers
Benjamin Mendy: Monaco to Manchester City
Danilo: Real Madrid to Manchester City
Alvaro Morata: Real Madrid to Chelsea
Tiemoue Bakayoko: Monaco to Chelsea
Romelu Lukaku: Everton to Manchester United
Antonio Rudiger: Roma to Chelsea
Alexandre Lacazette: Lyon to ArsenalPrice: £46.5mMohamed Salah: Roma to Liverpool
Victor Lindelof: Benfica to Manchester United
Ederson: Benfica to Manchester City
Bernardo Silva: From AS Monaco to Manchester City
Price: £43 million
My understanding was, when it was introduced Financial Fair Play was to try and balance out what a club could spend based on its income. I know my explanation is simplistic and so if you tap / click here you can read the rules for yourself.
So, if you are Manchester City FC, PSG and the like and you have limitless money coming in from the Middle East then, in theory you could buy every single best player in the world and then, over the following decades dominate your respective league. I mean just look at Chelsea? They've been snapping up the world's best youth talent since a certain Russian purchased the club some years ago.
If a club falls foul of the FFP then UEFA can hit them with fines (look at City a couple of years ago - reduced CL squad and fine) etc. They (UEFA) can even stop clubs taking part in the Champions or the Europa League. But, do Europe's governing body want to cut their nose off to spite their face? Not on your nelly! They want the so-called glamorous clubs endorsing their products.
So, in my opinion, they (UEFA) can shove their FFP rules where the sun doesn't shine. I mean, this is what the wealthy clubs are doing - right?