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Raiola happy salary caps scrapped League One & Two

Italian super agent Mino Raiola is happy seeing England's lower divisions scrap plans of a salary cap.

Raiola, who counts on Manchester United star Paul Pogba among his clients, has been a fierce critic of the English Football League's salary caps in Leagues One and Two, and praised the scrapping of them earlier this month following what he called a "logical" decision by an independent arbitration panel.

He told BBC Sport: "There are no salary caps for CEOs that run big or small companies, there is no salary caps for actors, there's no salary cap for a Banksy!

"So why should there be a cap on talent of football players?"

Raiola insists deep-rooted problems with football's financial sustainability pre-date the pandemic, and that radical ideas should now be considered.

He said: "I would like to give clubs the possibility [over] the next three years, because of Covid, to maybe find a system where in some countries [they] say, 'Listen, you know what, let's not relegate any more', to have a more stable environment to build your reserves.

"In France, Spain, and Italy, it is a real financial disaster if you go down. And that puts clubs in a stressed position, where maybe they cannot make a decision for the future, but based only on the short term."

"The total system has to be looked at.

"In the Football Forum, we are not there to to kill clubs. We should try to be more modern and to sit down with all involved parties and to see where is it that we can help each other."


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