UEFA cracks down on Chelsea’s contract strategies

UEFA will act quickly to prevent other clubs from replicating Chelsea’s strategy of awarding players long-term contracts.

Chelsea have made the decision to offer eight-year contracts to their new signings, which has come as a surprise.

According to the Times, the move was considered as it allows the west London club to further spread the cost of a transfer across its books.

Such a move allows the Blues to spend more money up front on new players without breaking Financial Fair Play (FFP) regulations.

The report added that UEFA will soon introduce rules to prevent such measures.

European soccer’s governing body will ensure that, within financial statements, player transactions can only be split for a maximum of five years on the books.

Add Comment