After an exciting day of watching the end of the January transfer window (Football/soccer thing, I think the closest the USA would have to it is the draft day) and seeing the transfer fee for Andy Carrol and Fenado Torres (£35 million and £50 million respectively) I got to thinking how is any team not owned by a billionaire meant to compete with that?
What this is doing is consolidating wealth to a few select clubs who can afford the transfer fees and wage demands of the top players, making the game pretty boring as the same sides win the league, cups etc. It takes the competitiveness out of the game in my view.
If also stifles youth development, an example would be a player called Danny Wilson who played for my team (Glasgow Rangers) and was breaking into the first team at age 17. A good prospect in defense, but due to Rangers current financial situation we had to sell him to Liverpool, and now he is not even a sub there.
I have no problem with players being paid, or even transfers but there should be some kind of wage cap and transfer cap to level the playing field in my view.
Anyone have any differing opinions?