Serie B have announced plans for a salary cap and a limit on how many players over the age of 21 a club is allowed to have.
President Andrea Abodi confirmed the news after today’s meeting of the Lega Serie B.
New contracts signed from July 2013 will have a maximum of €150,000 per season fixed wages plus up to €150,000 in performance-related bonuses. This would help clubs save up to 25% on their current expenditure.
Clubs that do not stand by these rules will be fined.
There will also be a limit on the number of players each team can have in the squad who are over 21 years of age.
From the 2013-14 season, clubs can have at most 22 players over the age of 21, while in 2014-15 that will go down to 20.
Abodi also confirmed his desire to reduce Serie B to 20 teams, but that will have to be discussed with the FIGC and Serie A.
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