Unfortunately this has become the norm in the last 15-20 years.
There is close to zero regulation in football.
It has to start from somewhere:
- Max amount of agents' fee. And limit their interaction with 3rd party clubs for their represented client.
- Max salary to players - no sponsorship/spin off ventures to hide it
- Max amount of players under contract that aren't related to youth production, let's say 25. Similar to the American concept of the "clubhouse".
- Max amount of transfers for youth system (any age from 13 to 17)
- Higher minimum amount of domestic players. Should be closer to half than just a fraction of the roster. [4+4] out of 25 has to become [6+6]/25 or [4+8]/25
- Max amount of transfers for a club. Let's say 5 changes max in relation to previous season's registered team, unless the contracts are expiring and/or the replacements are youth products, directly or indirectly (ie transfer a former youth product back.
Just an idea of what could be useful to slowly start fixing football.
You have no idea of how bad things are at every other league out there... And the problem stems from the PL and a few other big boys that manipulate the market.