German FA: Bayer Want Salary Cap For ‘Credible’ Football

"There are absurd salaries and transfer fees that are no longer credible,"

German FA president Fritz Keller and Bayern Munich chairman Karl-Heinz Rummenigge want to propose a salary cap to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.

“There are absurd salaries and transfer fees that are no longer credible,” Fritz Keller, boss of the German Football Association (DFA), told reporters.

“We have to talk about salary caps. I am glad that I agree witH Karl-Heinz Rummenigge on this point.” Keller added.

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“Therefore we will write a letter to UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin.”

Rummenigge touted the idea at the weekend in an interview with broadcaster Sky.

“Michel Platini (former UEFA president) had the idea years ago to introduce a salary cap in Europe based on the American model,” Rummenigge said.

While the Frenchman allegedly had the support “of all the big clubs in Europe. However, we were told from the outset that this could not be brought into the line with competition laws,” Rummenigge added.

Keller now wants to write a combined letter to persuade Ceferin.

The restricting of wages, which are currently “partly from another world”, can only be achieved with UEFA’s help, he added.

“The end result must be a regulation that conforms to European law and also applies to Britain,” Keller said referring to England’s big-spending Premier League clubs.

The DFB boss also wants a reform of the Financial Fair Play rules.

“We must bring professional football closer to the people again,” Keller said.

“The current crisis (coronavirus pandemic) has brought to light problems in football that were previously overshadowed by ever new (transfer) records.”

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News that Keller and Rummenigge are joining forces means their recent spat has been resolved.

“I spoke to him on Tuesday morning and the matter has been resolved,” Keller said

On Sunday, Rummenigge attacked Keller because he was “irritated by his populist choice of words”.

In an interview with magazine Spiegel, Keller had complained about “bigotry” of nouveau riche football millionaires, which Rummenigge felt was aimed at Bayern Munich.


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