FIFA expects cap on agents' commissions to be implemented in March 2021

24 September 2020

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Photo: PA Images Leading agents including Mino Raiola [right], Jorge Mendes and Jonathan Barnett in January threatened the body with legal action over the agent cap. Raiola even compared FIFA to a "communist dictator who tells people what they have to do at all times".

FIFA's Football Stakeholders Committee last year recommended agents should receive a maximum payment of ten per cent from any transfer fee.

The organisation will soon meet with agent organisations, member associations and professional game stakeholders to discuss the new regulatory framework.

Multiple representation will also be addressed with FIFA describing the practice as "extremely common" and having a "significant negative impact" on the transfer system.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

FIFA is set to implement a series of regulations limiting the role of agents in the transfer system as part of a showdown with football's highly influential intermediaries.

The new regulatory framework is expected to be ready in March 2021 and agents are required to have signed up by January 2022, FIFA told offthepitch.com.

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