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Gianni Infantino says FIFA are open to considering wage and salary caps


FIFA president Gianni Infantino is open to discussions about salary and transfer fee caps.

He hopes plans for a financial relief package can be finalised later this month, to help world football recover from the coronavirus crisis.

In an open later to FIFA members, Infantino says while much of the focus has been on the club game, he wants to help the sport at all levels:

"On the financial and governance aspects, I also heard some interesting proposals on a wide range of topics.

"From salary caps to transfer-fee caps or other taxation mechanisms, to the possible obligation for governing bodies, competition organisers and clubs to build reserves or to contribute to a reserve fund which can be of assistance in hours of need such as now."

"I personally advocate for clearer and stricter financial regulations, imposing full transparency and good governance principles, and not only limiting this to the transfer system, but to the entire football ecosystem," Infantino added.

"FIFA is doing already a lot of work on this area, even if we face some strong vested interests who fight against our plea for a better global governance in our sport.

"Dear friends, we will need your full support and commitment to move to the next level of good governance in football globally.

"I think that these and other measures, projects and ideas should be discussed at all levels. I know that this is something that will spark intense debate, but debate is healthy, and we should speak about it all together - as we stand together during this difficult period."



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