Leading agents say FIFA's upcoming cap on commissions will "create cracks in the football ecosystem"

8 October 2020

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Photo: PA Images "There are a complex range of issues within football, and, as with the salary caps that are currently being discussed, this is an attempt to kick the can down the road, rather than tackling the harder issues that are damaging the game," said a spokesperson for The Football Forum, an organisation headed by Mino Raiola (middle).

The Football Forum, an association of agents such as Mino Raiola, Jonathan Barnett, and Jorge Mendes, says FIFA's upcoming regulatory changes must be "fair, transparent and justified".

Instead, they call on the international governing body to focus on the harder issues damaging football.

Emil Gjerding Nielson nielson@offthepitch.com

A group of leading agents including Mino Raiola, Jonathan Barnett, and Jorge Mendes has hit back at FIFA over upcoming changes to its regulatory framework that seek to limit the role of intermediaries in the transfer system.

FIFA expects to implement a ten per cent cap on agents' commissions by March 2021, requiring all agents to have signed up by January 2022, and a cap of three per cent of the player's pay for player agents and agents of engaging clubs.

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