Should There be a Salary Cap in Football
Did you know that Manchester City FC are paying two hundred and two million pounds in player wages this season. Do you the reader think this is fair on other clubs who don’t have the same resources? Do you think this is a shocking amount of money for the services of just twenty five men? If one day a salary cap of forty million pounds was introduced would you agree to it? I know I would. In this persuasive essay I will try to persuade you into agreeing with my views on this matter. As a fan of basketball I know how useful this rule is to create a more even playing field. In NBA basketball there is a salary cap of $58.679 million dollars but by paying tax to the league you can go over this by $13.069 million dollars. If you look at the NBA superstar talent is divided out pretty well. As it would impossible to get all the best players in one team unless they all took big wage cuts. If this was brought into football we would not have teams dominating just because of their money. My plan is a 40 million pound salary cap with no option to go over. If every player on a 25 player team was paid equally this would give each player 1.6 million pounds a year which is still an awful lot of money. Ideally the plan would have teams built around one or two star players. Then have the rest of the players on 500,000 to 1 million pound wages. I feel the salary cap will benefit most teams in the world. I t will give them a bigger chance of getting some of the best players in the world. It will give them a bigger chance of advancing further in European competitions.
The teams this will benefit the best I feel are teams who are big but not regarded as in the top 25 teams in the world. A lot of players may want to go to places like Poland, Turkey, Scotland and Greece where there is a lot of great football fans that create a fantastic atmosphere at games. Football as a whole would be far better as teams demolishing others could be a thing of the past. The margin between teams will be drastically decreased. Champions League would be a lot more exciting as no one would know who will come out on top. My last point is that introducing the salary cap would lead to the end of teams being built purely with money. Players should want to play for a team because of their history or fans not just because they know they will get a massive wage every year. I feel that the salary cap will stop teams with rich owners going and buying big talent and giving them massive amounts of money every year. For example Manchester City as you probably know were bought by the Abu Dhabi group in 2008 since then they have became a dominant force in the Premier League.
As I stated in the introduction that they pay 202 million pounds a year on players wages they would have to make massive cuts to player wages or let them go. I feel the biggest example of this is Monaco who were totally rebuilt this summer with big money signings like James Rodriguez, Joa Mountinho and Radamel Falcao and many more. All these players were playing for big teams but obviously moved for the money and the fact that there is no tax in Monaco. Other teams like PSG and Anzhi Makhachkala are the same. You the reader may find the collapse of teams like this as a negative but it is the best thing to make football more competitive. In conclusion I feel this is a great idea but what is most important is that I have convinced you the reader to agree with me. I feel that football needs this as it will give the game the thing it has been missing since Sky Sports commercialised football and turned into a big money sport back in 1992. The disappointing thing is that I do not see FIFA taking this up as the world revolves around money.