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.