‘New UEFA FFP standards could prevent Inter and AC Milan from signing players’
Italian journalist Marco Bellinazzo believes that Inter and AC Milan could face transfer bans in the future based on UEFA’s new regulations replacing the existing Financial Fair Play rules.
Speaking to Italian TV channel Radio Kiss Kiss Napoli, journalist from Italian business newspaper Il Sole 24 Ore gave his opinion on how the new FFP rules could impact Serie A clubs, warning that the ‘Inter and Milan could be prevented from signing players.
Inter and Milan are among the big European clubs who have been sanctioned for breaching the FFP in recent days, alongside fellow Serie A sides Roma and Juventus.
So far, the Nerazzurri and the Rossoneri have both agreed to pay fines to European football’s main governing bodies, but that may not represent the full extent of penalties they could face, other punishments possibilities for the future having been pointed out.
Bellinazzo analyzed the possible impact of the new FFP rules, saying that “UEFA have changed the accounting control rules, the old Financial Fair Play rules are no longer in force”.
“For the clubs most in difficulty who have not complied with the old rules, UEFA have introduced sanctions which have an expiry date,” he continued.
“Further sanctions could be triggered in the next few years if the deadlines set for compliance with UEFA regulations are not met.”
“Milan and Inter both risk being prevented from bringing players into the transfer market, with only outgoing sales allowed,” he said.
“Napoli have moved forward by cutting significant costs,” continued Bellinazzo. “In the next few years there will be restrictions for clubs that continue to spend more than they should.”