UEFA is preparing penalties against ten clubs for breaching Financial Fair Play rules in the 2020/21 season, The Times reports.
The British publication revealed the names of six of the affected teams – the Spanish Barcelona, the French Paris Saint-Germain and Marseille, as well as the Italian Juventus, Roma and Inter.
Four of those clubs have already reached an agreement with the European headquarters on their sanctions. PSG and Marseille will only face fines, while Inter and Roma will face restrictions in the transfer market, without specifying what that means.
Barcelona and Juventus are at open war with European governing factors over the Super League project and have therefore not agreed on their punishment.
The Spanish “Marca” recalls that this season will be the last under the existing rules for Financial Fair Play. From 2023, UEFA will introduce a new system under which clubs will be able to spend a percentage of their revenue on player wages, transfers and agents’ fees.
By 2023, the limit will be 90 percent, by 2024 – 80 percent, and from 2025 – 70 percent. Club finances will be monitored at different times throughout the year.
The authoritative newspaper also adds that UEFA has a list of a further 20 clubs that could potentially breach financial rules. Only Arsenal are mentioned, being the only Premier League club under scrutiny by the Euro powerhouse.