UEFA president Aleksander Ceferin addresses media at a news conference in Prague, Czech Republic, Tuesday, March 21, 2017. (AP Photo/Petr David Josek)
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UEFA will consider introducing squad limits and changes to the transfer system to prevent European teams hoarding players and stem the growing gap between rich and poor clubs, its president Aleksander Ceferin said Wednesday.Europe's smaller leagues complain that big teams cream off their players at a young age, only to immediately send them on loan elsewhere, while the likes of Ajax Amsterdam and Benfica, once major powers, have effectively become feeder clubs.Ceferin did not give any further details on what he meant by luxury taxes, but added that UEFA could work with global soccer body FIFA to change the transfer market or do so via its own licensing regulations.A month before Ceferin's election, UEFA announced changes to its flagship Champions League competition, giving more places to teams from Europe's biggest four leagues -- Spain, England, Germany and Italy -- and cutting those allocated to the rest.
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