The leaders of Bayern Munich, here President Herbert Hainer (dr.) And Managing Director Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, campaign for a European salary cap. - Martin Meissner / AP / SIPA

The president of the German Football Federation (DFB), Fritz Keller, spoke on Tuesday for the introduction of a salary ceiling in European football which he wants to submit to UEFA. "There are absurd salaries and transfer fees, which are no longer credible," Fritz Keller, who joined the powerful president of Bayern Munich Karl-Heinz Rummenigge, told reporters.

“We have to talk about salary caps. (…) This is why we are going to write a letter to UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin, ”added Fritz Keller. Only the body that oversees European football can limit wages that are "partly worthy of another planet," says the boss of German football.

The question of the United Kingdom

This "salary cap" must comply with European Union law and also applied by the United Kingdom, where there are several of the wealthiest clubs in Europe, he warns, however. "Michel Platini had years ago the idea of ​​introducing a salary cap in Europe, based on the American model," recalled Sunday the president of Bayern to the Sky channel.

The Frenchman, president of UEFA from 2007 to 2015, supposedly had the support “of all the big clubs in Europe. But we were told from the start that it was not compatible with the competition rules, ”said Karl-Heinz Rummenigge.

The boss of the DFB also called for a reform of financial fair play. "We have to make professional football closer to the people," said Fritz Keller. "The current crisis has exposed problems in football that were previously overshadowed by records" in the amounts of transfers, he added.


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