Premier League Clubs Vote to Introduce Spending Cap

29th April 2024

Premier League clubs have voted in favour of introducing a spending cap which will limit costs of transfers, wages and agent fees.

The cap will be linked to the lowest amount of money earned in television rights by one club in the division.

According to Sky News, 16 clubs voted in favour of introducing the measures.

Manchester City, Manchester United and Aston Villa voted against the cap, while Chelsea abstained from the vote.

The idea of a spending cap was raised amid fears that the bigger clubs in the division have developed an unfair advantage and will be designed to ensure those earning huge sums from competing in the Champions League remain on a level playing field to the rest of the teams in the league.

The specific details of the cap have not yet been finalised, but will be discussed at a meeting in June.