Media: EFL will review FFP rules this summer after meetings between Championship clubs

17 May 2019

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Photo: Getty Images The EFL are willing to look into their FFP rules, as Championship clubs find ways to work around financial fair play rules to generate income and avoid punishment.

A group of Championship club owners is unhappy with the way their rivals have been bypassing FFP rules.

Both Derby County and Aston Villa have been selling property to owners and leasing it back to generate profit and avoid the £39 million loss punishment.

Nikolaj Babis Nielsen contact@offthepitch.com

In April, Middlesbrough owner and chairman Steve Gibson had had enough of his peers bypassing the EFL Financial Fair Play (FFP) rules. He arranged meetings between the Championship clubs to come to an agreement about more financial transparency.

Clubs in the Championship cannot lose more than £39 million over three years or they face punishment, either through points deductions or transfer embargos, but Gibson accused Aston Villa, Derby and Sheffield Wednesday of breaking the rules.

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