The passion for one or other colors can not prevent us from seeing football for what it is: a business with legal aspects of a contractual nature that clearly affects the socio-economic order.
In the transfer market scenario it is important to try to avoid behaviors by executives that are based on irrational impulses, and the appropriate thing is to analyze in a serious and calm way if a player can fit in a certain team both for the sporting aspect and for the legal aspect.
These days there has been talk about the concept of “salary limit” in the LFP law because some teams have not been able to register players, which caused a last week of the month of August full of comments and hypothesis.
Leaving aside that the “salary limit” is not the same for all LFP teams, and that the distribution of economic resources is certainly questionable from the point of view of equity, the reality is that it would be advisable for both clubs and players ( that are the workers of the clubs) had expert advisors in Sports Law that could guide them legally and economically on the viability of the signings they intend to carry out.
However, it is to highlight the concept of “salary limit” which is born from the Rules for the Preparation of Budgets of the LFP, and specifically Article 38 that regulates the definition of registrable template, but in literal and systematic interpretation with articles 39 And next.
The reading and understanding of this article is complex even for lawyers and lawyers, and hence when the rules are interpreted by people outside the legal profession, no doubt, generate comments and frankly unfortunate news.
In any case, the will of the regulations is to avoid the economic chaos that reigns in different clubs and SAD that are indebted above their possibilities to incorporate certain players, and sometimes this causes the sports entity to lose the category for non-payment.
The purpose of the regulation that regulates the elaboration of budgets is clear: to look for a point of equilibrium (articles 42 and 43), demanding an absolute good management of the economic situation of the entity (which can be in the shape of a club or with a form of SAD).
Therefore, what the regulations seek is that clubs and SAD have a sound and transparent economy, and in this way if the players are well advised by competent people in the legal and economic fields, situations of not being able to register players for economic problems more typical of regional football than professional football.
The importance of good advice is key in the world of athletes, because as we have seen in other previous articles, sometimes are the players’ own advisers or those who help to commit tax infractions and even tax offense.