It’s been less than a year the Brazilian superstar Neymar moved from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain for an eye watering sum of 222 million Euros. Since then the Catalan giants have brought in the likes of Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho and the duo together have not come cheap – a total of 244 million Pounds was spent by Barca. These staggering transfer fees have also seen player agents make their way to the bank with a hearty laugh.
FIFA President Gianni Infantino has taken note of the inflated transfer market and according to L'Equipe, he is all set to bring in rules and revolutionise football transfers. This step is not only aimed regulating the transfer market but also the agents and intermediaries involved in the dealings.
Infantino, it is understood has together a list of 11 points to ensure the integrity in the game remains intact.
The FIFA President who wants to abolish the January window, is aligning towards one transfer window which will be in the summer, at a time when the leagues are yet to get underway.
"The situation is healthy as there is a lot of money but the way things are going is worrying," Infantino told ESPN."
The Swiss who was with UEFA before taking up the football’s top job in FIFA wants to stop clubs from being able to loan out players without limits. An example of such a thing comes from Italy where Udinese have 103 players under contract and distributed among a number of leagues.
Infantino is also of the opinion that player’s salaries should be in line with the income of the club so as to ensure better competition.
“We need to take action, we have to protect the values that have made football what it is.”
“Finally, Infantino also wants there to be better regulation of agents and intermediaries with around 400 million euros out of the 5.1 billion euros given to the representatives over the past year.”