Liverpool stalwart Jamier Carragher is probably one of the most level-headed individuals in the Premier League when it comes to speaking the most sense about football. That’s why it shouldn’t come as a shock to anyone that the Scouse legend is backing the idea of capping player salaries if it helped the current credit crisis.
Former England ace Carragher, who has been one of the most consistent performers for Kop boss Rafa Benitez, feels it must be considered to safeguard the long-term future of the game.
Carragher said: “If bringing a wage cap in is going to stop teams going bust, then I’m sure it’s got to happen. The most important thing is the football club.” (The S*n)
Indeed, the football club is the most important commodity. Without the club, there wouldn’t be funds to pay players in the first place! Whilst it would make sense to cap salaries at a certain number, it would also make sense for the FA and the rest of the world to look at capping transfer fees. If you look at all the money being thrown around, I think you’d find that a massive chunk of the money being spent is on the fee itself. The salary only makes up a small portion of the whole transaction.
What do supporters think about Carra’s comments? Do you agree with him?