UEFA consider cap on agent fees after Sanchez controversy

Date published: Wednesday 24th January 2018 8:56

UEFA is considering a cap on agents’ fees following a meeting of its Professional Football Strategy Group.

The PSFG, which consists of the main stakeholders in European football, discussed a range of new initiatives at a summit in Nyon, Switzerland on Tuesday.

The topic of agent fees, back in the spotlight following Alexis Sanchez’s move from Arsenal to Manchester United, was high on the agenda while Financial Fair Play, squad size limits, and a “transfer tax” were also examined.

Sanchez’s representative Fernando Felicevich received a reported £15million for his part in the Chile international’s transfer to Old Trafford, which was formally announced on Monday.

Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola was also said to have been paid £24m for brokering the midfielder’s £89m move from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016.

A statement from UEFA read: “The PFSC endorsed a joint position on football agents/intermediaries, which is designed to shape policy change in this regard by potentially adding a cap on fees, introducing more transparency/accountability, and appropriate sanctions in case of infringement of the rules.”


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