Sampdoria President Massimo Ferrero has given his views on the football transfer market, specifically the situation of large purchases made by the biggest clubs.

Speaking to the program “La Politica nel Pallone” on Italian broadcaster Rai GR Parliament, as reported by FCInterNews, the Sampdoria President spoke on the subject of “Super League” clubs and what he sees as the underlying financial problems in football.

The issue of salaries and transfer fees in football is a contentious ones, especially for the way in which it separates clubs in different financial brackets and makes mobility between the financial tiers difficult for clubs.

The President of the Genoa-based club singles out the Nerazzurri’s purchase of Romelu Lukaku from Manchester United as an example of a purchase which can only be made by the most financially powerful clubs, and explains how a club of Sampdoria’s standing would approach the market differently.

Ferrero gave his thoughts as follows:

“I say that there are incredible costs in the world of football. For example, I would never have paid €60 million for [Lukaku], I would have taken three promising players.”

He continued: “Having the big clubs with overly high salary bills, they tried to kill European football [referring to the attempt at a breakaway Super League]. A female takes €30,ooo, a male takes €4 million. Let’s make speeches on equality.. The directors give themselves a rule and follow it, otherwise their is no market.”