FIFA imposes a 10% cap on fixed fees paid to agents for transfers starting from next season

FIFA will impose a 10 per cent cap on all agents’ fees from transfers next season to tackle the “excessive and abusive” amount withdrawn from the game.

The intervention of the Premier League, the European Club Association (ECA), and the FIFPRO International Football Association, there is a cap on the amount that an agent can earn in connection with the transfer fee that the client moves. A 3% additional cap on the player’s salary will be introduced for service to the player.

Numbers released Wednesday revealed that intermediaries have earned more than $ 500 million in 2021 to date. This is an increase of 0.7% compared to 2020.

European clubs account for 95.8% of the total spent on “intermediary service fees”, with clubs from England ($ 133.3 million) coming forward, Germany ($ 84.3 million) and Italy ($ 73.5 million). , Spain ($ 34.8 million), followed by France. ($ 30.3 million) and Portugal ($ 29.3 million).


European clubs account for 95.8% of the total spent on “intermediary service fees”, with clubs from England ($ 133.3 million) coming forward, Germany ($ 84.3 million) and Italy ($ 73.5 million). , Spain ($ 34.8 million), followed by France. ($ 30.3 million) and Portugal ($ 29.3 million).

Clubs tightened their belts during the coronavirus pandemic, reducing spending on international transfers by 13.9% in 2021 compared to 2020 and 23.4% in 2020 compared to 2019. Regardless, it will result in an increase in agent fees.

“Feedback from key stakeholders with expertise such as ECA and Premier League is capped on all forms of service charges to avoid avoidance, caps are effective, and address identified issues. It clearly points out that we need to have a FIFA report.

“The simple reality is that football agents are paid on a fixed fee basis and very often by attractive clubs, especially at the top level of games where such practices are frequently identified. Failure to set a fixed rate cap can lead to abusive and excessive practices. “

James Kitchen, FIFA’s Regulatory Soccer Director, said: [in 2020] However, if agent fees are expected to fall as well, then a slight increase will be seen instead. “


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