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FIFA’s New Proposals On Agent’s Fees Will Be Helpful To Newcastle’s Transfer Business

News in the Chronicle today that Newcastle are likely to support new FIFA proposals to limit fees agents of players can get in a transfer deal.

Things have gone out of control in recent years with super agent Mino Raiola, as one example, reportedly getting £41M payment for Paul Pogba’s move back to Manchester United two years ago.

That is just ridiculous.

Mike Ashley has long been known to dislike having to pay agents substantial fees for transfers and FIFA will at least try to bring in some regulation on agents and intermediaries in transfer deals.

Rafa Benitez – has multiple contacts throughout the football world

The Mail is reporting FIFA could cut the agent’s fee to just 3% of the player’s transfer fee.

But of course, there will be fierce objections to this from the agents themselves.

Mike Miller is the Chairman of the Association of Football Agents, and he’s called a meeting this week to raise his concerns about the potential new FIFA limitations.

Agents are starting to ruin the game because of their greed and part of the reason transfer fees have gone up so much in recent years.

Rafa Benitez has multiple contacts in football around the world and Newcastle will be near the top of the queue for any good players available, or the best young players coming through the ranks at other clubs.

That will be an advantage to Newcastle, and we would not have to pay stupidly high agent fees like top clubs such as the Red Devils currently pay to get the world’s top players.

The sooner FIFA can introduce these new restrictions on agents the better football will be for it.

Comments welcome.

9 comments so far

  • Thump

    Jun 4, 2018 at 1:31 PM

    Comment #1

    Good, let them be unhappy. I can’t wait to hear their “fierce objections” for their couple of days worth of work.

    They’re agents, not brokers. Their position has been confused for far too long, and it has had a huge impact on football – especially for clubs like us where finances can be decimated by the additional agent fees.

  • JP...from The Rock

    Jun 4, 2018 at 1:43 PM

    Comment #2

    About time!

  • Tosun A. Wobbler

    Jun 4, 2018 at 1:47 PM

    Comment #3

    Sound! Agents fees have been the fastest mutating contamination in modern football.While (or is it whilst) I agree they are now an integral part of football, they are parasitic and it’s high time their “pay what I say if you want your man” approach is curbed.
    Whether FIFA can pull it off is another kettle of fish.

  • jayphoto

    Jun 4, 2018 at 1:48 PM

    Comment #4

    have we got any players at the WC?

  • Tsunki

    Jun 4, 2018 at 1:51 PM

    Comment #5

    Agents. Detrimental parasites hooked into the spine of football for too long. Should never have allowed them to earn more than a base percentage.

  • Tsunki

    Jun 4, 2018 at 1:54 PM

    Comment #6

    Jay – Mitrovic……..

  • widowmagandapoke

    Jun 4, 2018 at 2:16 PM

    Comment #7

    I have railed a long long time about this. It makes no sense that these parasites can make more money than some of the players they represent. The agents will fight hard to stop it, but let’s hope The dinosaurs at FIFA can make it work.

  • martoon

    Jun 4, 2018 at 2:28 PM

    Comment #8

    I’ve still never understood why it is not the players that pay the agents and not the club. After all the agents work for the players to find them a club, get them the best deal etc. so surely they should be paid by the players as they work for them. Bring in that rule and agent fees would soon go down by natural leveling as players would shop around for the cheapest/best agents!

  • JohnJ

    Jun 4, 2018 at 3:23 PM

    Comment #9

    Martoon @ No 8 – Exactly! You are on the ball……


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