Europe's leading clubs and the game's European governing body Uefa have started preliminary discussions on curbing the amount of money that can be spent on player transfers or wages. (The Independent)
Is this a good thing? I think it probably is. We're no longer in a world where you simply have rich clubs and smaller clubs. Man U have always had money for example but other clubs have always competed, even if it came down to buying young players and building a team. But we're now in an era where mega wealthy foreign owners simply have no regard for prices and bid 100mm+ for players and offer them 500k a week because always it's an off market transaction, the sums are nothing compared to their wealth.And in the current economic climate, now seems as good a time as any to bring a dose of reality back to football.
I'm not sure how what is "too much" will be determined and that seems like a sticking point to me. But I like the principle. Of course, Platini's hatred of English clubs is behind this but things are getting out of hand...