Well, as an unashamed fan of American sports it should come as no surprise that I think the salary cap model is a good idea... for them. It wouldn’t work for Association Football; the only possible way it could is if FIFA were to micro-manage the job lot. Imagine the FA turning round and telling Arsenal that, as part of their licence to participate in the Premier League, they had to hand over, say, 50% of their operating profits to redistribute amongst the rest of the pyramid AND only pay world-class footballers a massively deflated sum compared to what they could earn across the Channel. It’d be bye-bye, European Super League here we come.
If football clubs are indeed valuable community assets, then the community need to step up and sustain them. If they’re not interested and/or capable of doing so, tough shit. I know that sounds strong but hand-wringing, meek platitudes and virtue-signalling achieve nothing.