Arsenal Wenger Expects Transfers To Be Regulated Soon
Arsene Wenger says he can see a major shake-up to the transfer market in the next year.
“I think politically something will happen in the next 12 months to regulate and limit the transfer amount,” he said. “You have to go one of two ways – regulate it properly or leave it completely open. But you cannot be in between – that is where we are at the moment.
“That is only to the advantage of some clubs who can deal with rules in a legal way. The regulation has to be stricter and clearer, or open it completely: you can do what you want provided you can guarantee you have the money to pay.
“At the moment, we are a bit in between and that does not work.”
Arsenal look set to lose Alexis Sanchez in such circumstances in 2018, with Mesut Ozil also in a similar position.
“With the amount of transfer levels and the expected amount of contracts the players want, you will have more and more players going into the final year of their contract,” he added.
“You will be in a position where you either extend for money you cannot afford or you go into the final year of their contract.
“This season there were 107 players in the Premier League who got into the final year of their contract for the first time and you will see that more. The clubs want too much more for normal players.
“So what happens? The club cannot sell and doesn’t extend the contract, so more and more players are going into the final year.”
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