La Liga teams benefit from new Financial Fair Play rules

La Liga has altered aspects of Financial Fair Play in order to increase the volume of signings in the league. League officials have decided that clubs will be able to spend up to 50% of what they save on salaries, rather than 40% from previous seasons. Additionally, they can now spend up to 60% if the player accounts for 5% of the total squad cost.

Superdeporte notes that these modifications can be found in article 100 of the economic control of La Liga. There are several teams that benefit from this, particularly Valencia and Barcelona who are both in delicate financial situations. However, Toni Juanmartí says that Barça still need more help, in terms of financial flexibility. The respected journalist also states that there has been pressure put on the committee for months, due to various clubs being drowned by FFP.

These changes have been put in place with the objective of encouraging transfers in the Spanish transfer market, which opens up on 1 July. 

Jake Staniland | GSFN

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