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'A crazy idea' - Liverpool man crucial to FSG takeover slams new transfer plan

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Former Liverpool managing director Christian Purslow has slammed proposals to apply a transfer tax to Premier League deals.

READ MORE: Gini Wijnaldum 'looking at' Premier League return just months after Liverpool exit READ MORE: Liverpool land £35m transfer bonus as Erling Haaland plan changes Speaking to talkSPORT, Purslow said: "The fact of the matter is that we are operating in a global industry, and when I say we I do mean fundamentally the Premier League.



"It's a swingeing tax.



Over the last five years, had a tax been applied, then Liverpool would have paid some £36m in transfer tax on transfer receivables in the past five years.



"So, any of these measures that look or feel like windfall taxes on the Premier League disadvantages that league with its competitors who are not Championship clubs, League One clubs or League Two clubs, it's competitors are top clubs in Europe.

"Be careful about measures that sound in the short term like they might fix a problem but in reality in the long term will make the Premier League less attractive to investing, less profitable, less capable of generating funds for the rest of the league and making Premier League clubs disadvantaged vis-à-vis their European competitors is a crazy idea.

"The golden goose here is the Premier League.
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