CF: The new FFP reform explained and where Milan, Inter and Juventus currently stand

By Oliver Fisher -

It has today been confirmed that UEFA have voted through the new format of Financial Fair Play which will come into effect at the start of the 2024-25 season, when the new format of the Champions League will also come into force.

Spanish portal 2Playbook (via Calcio e Finanza) has carried out an interesting analysis that looks at how European clubs stand with regards to the new system, which dictates that the cost of any team’s playing squad cannot exceed 70% of the revenues.

The percentage in question has also been the subject of numerous discussions in recent times and clubs richer owners wanted the limit to be set at 85% of revenues and those, while many Bundesliga clubs requested a percentage much lower than 70%.

The report claims that in total there are 29 clubs from the main European leagues which on the basis of 2018-19 data, which was the last season not affected by the Coronavirus pandemic. Of the total, 45% concerns clubs from the English Premier League, such as Manchester City, Arsenal, Chelsea and Everton.

Six Ligue 1 clubs are outside the parameters – again based on the 2018-19 data – while almost all of the clubs of the Spanish LaLiga sides are also in good standing, but there is a problem in Serie A.

Based on 2020-21 estimates done by Calcio e Finanza, Roma are at 135% ratio, Napoli 114%, Lazio 112%, Inter 109%, Juventus 99% and Milan 90%. It is evident that currently almost all the major Italian clubs – whose accounts have certainly been affected by the pandemic – are beyond the ratio indicated by UEFA, but there is a transitional period to address it.

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