10 November 2021 - 7:11 PM



Infantino questions the future of the transfer fee and puts player agents in FIFA’s sights

  • FIFA president says that the organisation is considering a “mathematical calculation” to replace the system of transfer fees that have been at the discretion of clubs since 1893.
  • Infantino says it is “not right” that player agents claimed €700 million of commissions in 2019 and vows that FIFA are changing it.
  • Training development compensations should rise by 500 per cent, says Infantino.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has questioned the future of transfer fees, saying that FIFA is actively looking at whether a “mathematical calculation” should decide the value of a player and their contract, or whether a fee should continue to be left at the discretion of clubs.

Speaking at the online launch of FIFA’s Commentary on the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players, Infantino attacked what he termed the “speculative” nature of the transfer market, which he said

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