Football.London have revealed that UEFA’s decision to cap clubs’ spending at 70 per cent of their income could come as a boost to Tottenham Hotspur while disadvantaging some of their Premier League rivals.

The New York Times reported this week that UEFA have been in talks with a representative group for elite clubs for more than a year regarding a new model to replace the Financial Fair Play regulations.

It was explained that European football’s governing body have decided that clubs will not be allowed to surpass 70 per cent of their income on wages and transfer fees, with the new rules expected to be added to UEFA’s rule book after an executive board vote on April 7.

Football.London have now revealed that based on figures published by Deloitte, Chelsea’s wage ratio stood at 77 per cent of their income last year while Arsenal’s was around 75 per cent.

In contrast, it is revealed that Tottenham’s wages only amounted to just 57 per cent of the club’s total income last year.

The report adds that the new rules might force many Premier League clubs to curtail their spending and trim their wage bill over the coming years while Spurs could have more leeway to invest into their squad.

Spurs Web Opinion

While UEFA’s proposal sounds good in theory, I have my doubts over whether it will be implementable. Clubs will potentially be able to find loopholes in the regulations by artificially inflating their income. So, we will have to wait and see how this plays out. 

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