Premier League stars could have to pay their own agents – rather than clubs pick up the bill.
Last year intermediaries earned £220m from transfer deals while super agent Mino Raiola got a staggering £41m from Paul Pogba’s move from Juventus to Manchester United two years ago.
But if the proposals are pushed through then Pogba rather than the clubs would have to pay his agent.
The Premier League are committed to a shake-up of the current system and clubs will discuss several proposals at a meeting today and whether to go their own route or fall into line with FIFA’s new guidelines.
They also want stricter rules and exams for agents to crack down on that side of the industry.
The other proposals are:
- AGENTS must have a UK bank account where fees can be paid
- FEES must be paid over the length of the contract rather than a lump sum
- ENDING dual representation
- AGENTS must present an annual financial statement
- Premier League clubs are unlikely to change the set-up of the transfer window but will want assurances that other countries will follow suit and shut before their season starts.
- The PGMOL is also likely to report that younger referees will be fast tracked into the system because of a worrying shortage of officials.