Barcelona in risk of HEAVY BAN by UEFA over FFP rules
The Catalan giants are reportedly in trouble with European football's highest organization
The accountants at FC Barcelona can't quite catch a break. Days after executing the final deal arranged to stabilize the club balance sheets and allow the registration of several of their latest signigs, now reports are coming up of an even bigger mess in the horizon.
According to UK newspaper The Times, UEFA is looking into FC Barcelona and nine other teams for violating the Financial Fair Play rules for the 2020-2021 season. These teams include Juventus, PSG, Inter, and Roma. According to the report, the top European organisation is already formulating a variety of sanctions that it would soon disclose.
UEFA is keeping a tight eye on every team mentioned, although they still have time to produce and present regularised and updated accounts. Sources close to Barça, however, confirm that the club is unaware of the open action procedure against them.
Other teams that would be sanctioned include Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, and Olympique de Marseille. However, as French newspaper L'Équipe noted recently, these teams would only be subject to an economic fine; the Italian clubs and Barça might face much harsher penalties. Other, unnamed teams would only be under investigation and would not be subject to sanctions.
The current FFP rules will be phased out by UEFA after this season, with a new system will be implemented, under which clubs would be subject to spending caps on salaries, transfers, and transfer commissions. representatives. This percentage will be 90% in 2023 before progressively dropping to 80% in 2024 and then 70% in 2025.