UEFA faces Financial Fair Play challenge

The lawyer who changed the face of European football when he
pushed through the 1995 Bosman ruling on transfers and limits on
foreigners is backing a legal challenge by a player agent over
UEFA’s imposition of Financial Fair Play rules.

Jean-Louis Dupont says the UEFA rules to contain debt among
clubs playing in its competitions impose too many trade and
financial restrictions within the 27-nation European Union.

In a statement, he supported local agent Daniel Striani, who
fears his income from transfers and representation will dwindle
because of the rules.

Objections can be filed with the European Commission and if it
is rejected it can be pushed through to the European Court of
Justice. That court, the EU’s highest, brought about the Bosman
ruling 18 years ago.