Marchetti: “Superlega? Approach depends on the clubs”
“The Juventus case? UEFA must behave in compliance with the regulations, there are still ongoing investigations. We are waiting to see the documentation on all the dossiers to understand if there are any profiles concerning the UEFA regulations”. So the deputy general secretary of UEFA Giorgio Marchetti to ‘La politica nel Pallone’ on Gr Parlamento, in reference to the investigation that involved the Juventus club, already sanctioned by the FIGC’s Court of Appeal in the capital gains trial. The Juventus club, with Real Madrid and Barcelona, is carrying out the Superlega project: “It’s up to them to decide what they want to do, they are three fundamental companies for European football. But an attempt to get closer does not depend on UEFA”, adds Marchetti.
European football has to deal with the need for a sustainable balance. It is “duty to take everything into consideration, open your eyes and think about whether there is room to introduce a salary cap or a ceiling for transfer costs”, says Marchetti. “Before the introduction of Financial Fair Play, the aggregate loss of European football was 1.3-1.4 billion. Afterwards, at least before Covid, it gradually decreased. The trend went against the trend, I don’t think this regulation didn’t produce any kind of result”.