“There will be moments of uncertainty for the smaller clubs,” Fiorentina CEO Joe Barone expects a new transfer market, full of loans and swap deals.
The Viola director proposed a salary cap, as in America, and spoke with Sportbusiness.com about Italy’s upcoming transfer market.
“The introduction of a salary cap has been present in America for some time and our President [Rocco Commisso] has been talking about it,” Barone said.
“To see it in Europe too, FIFA must make a decision. It must be the same rules for all and not different for each League.”
He is concerned that the smaller clubs will be significantly affected due to the pandemic, which could lead to a decline in their star players’ value.
“Because of this crisis, we will have a completely different market. There will certainly be more loans and many exchanges of players.”
“We will have to be careful because the players’ value might go down in this period. The smaller clubs will experience moments of great difficulty in this period and we must help the system, not exploit it.”