Salary clampdown: Limit on Premier League wages ‘needs to be enforced’, claims Wigan Athletic’s Dave Whelan

By Dean Wilkins

Wigan Athletics’ chairman Dave Whelan is urging the FA to impose a salary cap in the Premier League to prevent players’ wages from spiralling out of control.

The Latics owner is calling for the limit to prevent the league’s latest TV broadcast rights deal – worth £3.1billion – from creating a division between the 20 clubs.

Whelan claims that action should be taken or else wages will become inflated and the top teams will only continue to get stronger.

Whelan told Wigan Today: “We all agree that there now needs to be controls over wages – even Manchester United agree.

“[United’s chief executive] David Gill has made it clear he would support some kind of control, how the controls are put into place is the tricky bit.

“Personally I wouldn’t be afraid to take the toughest route of all and have a ceiling on how much each club can pay in wages. A salary limit needs to be enforced.”

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