The moves of Chelsea, the most active team of the interim transfer period in the English Premier League, prompted UEFA.
The London team, which has added Mykhaylo Mudryk, Benoit Badiashile, Noni Madueke, Andrey Santos and David Datro Fofana during the interim transfer period so far, has paid approximately 170 million pounds for these transfers. For Joao Felix, who was rented from Atletico Madrid, a rental fee of 11 million pounds was paid.
In these moves made in the interim transfer, Chelsea preferred to sign long-term contracts with the players. An 8.5-year deal was signed with the last transfer, Mykhaylo Mudryk, 6.5 years with Benoit Badiashile and David Fofana, and 7.5 years with Noni Madueke.
In the news in the British press, it was stated that Chelsea plans to choose this strategy and spread the testimonial fees over many years, not to be stuck with the Financial Fair Play rules.
In the news in the BBC, it was stated that UEFA is preparing to change the Financial Fair Play rules so that other clubs do not choose this strategy and will make a regulation that will spread the testimonial fee only to the first 5 years.
In addition, it was stated that there will be no rules for teams to sign longer contracts. It was noted that the new rules will come into effect this summer and will not be applied retrospectively.
Chelsea’s expenditures approached 450 million pounds with the moves made during the transfer period and last summer’s transfer period.