The highest body in European football could sanction the Barça club for failing to comply with the financial ‘fair play regulations in the 2020-21 season
UEFA is investigating 20 clubs, including FC Barcelona, for non-compliance with financial fair play in the 2020-21 season and could announce sanctions shortly. This is stated by the newspaper ‘The Times, which detailed that the sanction for Barça and the Italian clubs ( Juventus, Inter, Roma ) could reach possible prohibitions to compete or make transfers or other operations. Other clubs that would receive sanctions would be Paris Saint-Germain, Arsenal, and Olympique de Marseille, although in the case of the French teams they would only be of an economic nature, and there are other clubs that would only be under investigation and would not receive punishment.
It should be remembered that Barça and Juventus are still immersed in a judicial fight against UEFA for the Super League, as is Real Madrid, and relations between entities since the presentation of the project are going through a delicate moment, a factor that could explain the investigation of the highest body in European football.
New fair play system
This season will be the last with the current UEFA financial ‘fair play rules since from next season a system will be introduced in which the clubs will have a limited percentage of spending on salaries, transfers, and commissions of representatives. In 2023 this percentage will be 90%, while it will gradually decrease until it reaches 80% in 2024 and 70% in 2025.