UEFA president Platini calls transfer system a 'robbery; wants change

Aug 30, 2013 16:46 IST

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Monaco: UEFA president Michel Platini has called for a reform to the transfer window, labeling the current system a "robbery."

With Real Madrid on the verge of paying 100 million euros ($132 million) for Gareth Bale, Platini says something needs to change.

UEFA president Michel Platini. Reuters

UEFA president Michel Platini. Reuters

Platini says "I think transfers are a robbery ... it's an opportunity for a lot of people to make a lot of money."

Platini is to push for the transfer window to be shortened and to that end is looking into the possibility of all European leagues starting at the same time.

The UEFA president reiterated his stance against goal-line technology, saying it is akin to opening Pandora's box.

AP