FIFA’s latest statistics reveal that in 2012 there were 11,555 transfers of players around the world and that over a quarter of the money paid out on international transfers went to representatives/agents.
FIFA and UEFA have promised to clamp down on third party ownership but as always it is murky as to how they will actually enforce a ban for breaking the rules.
The Premier League already bans 3rd party ownership as they believe it affects the ‘integrity’ of the competition.
However, a recent study by the ‘International Centre for Sports Studies’ indicated that 15% of the licensed agents in England, France, Germany, Italy and Spain had entered into third party ownership arrangements.
On a happier note for clubs, FIFA have announced that fees paid to clubs who have players involved in the next World Cup, will see the compensation doubled for their player involvement.
In South Africa 2010 clubs were paid $1,600 per day but this is to be increased to $2,850 a day at Brazil 2014, payment to be made based on 2 weeks before the competition until the player is knocked out.
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