As we enter the January transfer window, spending is likely to be higher than ever. The question, however, remains. So should there be a set fee for all clubs?
First of all, this isn’t an opinion. This is just a debate to see what people think.
For bigger clubs with bigger resources, the transfer window is great.
However, for the smaller clubs in the league, it can prove to be a tricky time. More of a worry. Almost a case of seeing other clubs grow around you whilst you stand still.
As much as I personally hate the American sporting style, you can’t argue the exceptions made goes a long way to improving the quality of competition. Their rule, for example, that better players have to join lower-placed sides certainly takes out the cannon-fodder element.
Their rule, for example, that better players have to join lower-placed sides certainly takes out the cannon-fodder element. Be honest, as a fan, you knew before the season had even begun which teams were at the top and who would be at the bottom. It was obvious. Where is the fun in that?
Could a spending cap change that predictability and make for a more interesting turn of events?
Now, of course, there is the opposite side.
The transfer window, despite some exceptions, does make the sport fun.
We all, for example, look forward to deadline day and what will develop next. That wouldn’t be as fun for a start.
There is also the argument that some clubs wouldn’t be able to afford the capped limit anyway. Therefore, making the aim pointless. Surely if teams can’t match it, then we’re in the same situation we find ourselves in now?
So which side of the fence do you sit on? Do you like the way things are or would you like rules introduced to try and make competition more even?
One thing for sure is, however, that this January is certain to be a rollercoaster.