As the English Premier League (EPL) became a ‘financial supplier’ to other European leagues, criticism was raised that the rest of the leagues were degenerating into a ‘development league’.
According to the British BBC, EPL clubs spent 815 million pounds (approximately 1.2195 trillion won) during the January transfer period. This is more than four times the sum of £198m spent by clubs in Spain, Italy, Germany and France.
French football expert and journalist Julien Lawrence appeared on BBC Radio 5 Live’s EuroLeague Podcast, where Spanish La Liga, Italian Serie A, German Bundesliga and French Ligue 1 are ‘feeder leagues’ (feeder leagues) that send players to the upper leagues. It pointed out that the Premier League is ‘almost financing’ European football, including them, at risk of becoming a league that supplies them.
He said the EPL is currently the only league that can sign ‘any player’ regardless of the amount.
“People who run clubs in France rely on English clubs spending between £20m and £30k on a player. If you have a young player who is not bad in Ligue 1, someone from England can say, ‘I’ll give you £40m because you can do well’.”
“The Premier League almost finances European football,” he reiterated. would think,” he said.
“FIFA (International Football Federation) and UEFA (European Football Federation) should look into this issue. Can we cap spending (per club) between £100 million and £150 million? I don’t know if that’s possible,” he said.
Chelsea acquired Argentinian midfielder Enzo Fernandez from Benfica (Portugal) on the deadline day of the winter transfer window for an EPL record-high transfer fee of £107 million (160.2 billion won), and about £288 million (431.4 billion won) in January alone. ) was written.
German soccer expert James Horncastle pointed out, “It is surprising that the place that protested the most about the ‘Super League’ (referring to the EPL, which has become a huge league) is (in fact) the Super League.”
He said, “I cannot criticize the Premier League for becoming the most commercially run league in the world. But it is unfortunate that other leagues in Europe seem to have become ‘development leagues’ for Premier League teams.”
Horncastle believes that Premier League clubs may have a hard time disposing of players they no longer wish to retain. This is because other league clubs may not be able to afford the transfer fees or wages of the players. 토토사이트
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“Premier League clubs are much richer than other clubs. They bring in players for huge amounts of money and pay Chelsea what they call ‘reasonable’ wages, but those wages are prohibitively expensive compared to other European clubs, making it difficult to sell or lease to other leagues in Europe.”
“Manchester City have sold Gabriel Jesus and Oleksandr Zinchenko to Arsenal and Raheem Sterling to Chelsea. (But) clubs in other leagues in Europe can’t afford players like these in the Premier League, even on the bench. Their salaries are too expensive for German teams to afford.”
According to statistics from financial services firm Deloitte, top British clubs account for 79% of total spending in Europe’s ‘big five leagues’.
Belgian football journalist Christoph Terrer said: “In the past five years, £1 billion has flowed from England to France, and the same amount has flowed from England to Germany.”
“The Belgian league likes to sell players to English clubs,” he said. I am doing it,” he said.
“This is a very hopeless situation in Europe,” he criticized.