FIFA To Approve Radical Transfer Market Reforms: Chelsea, Man City, Juve Beware!

FIFA president Gianni Infantino speaks against La Liga game in the US

FIFA are set to approve radical transfer market reforms which would stop the likes of Chelsea, Manchester City and Juventus “stockpiling” talent.

Gianni Infantino also wants to try to limit the influence of the biggest agents, report the New York Times.

The president of world football’s governing body is also hungry to reform a market that has allowed a group of ultra-rich clubs to “hoard and profit from large stables of players who are unlikely to ever play for their parent teams”.

Chelsea are famed for their massive loan operation – they currently have 27 players on loan at other clubs.

New Fifa rules would hit the number of non-club-trained players above 21 who could be loaned to just eight by the 2021-22 season.

It will then drop to six by the season after.

The paper reports clubs like Chelsea, Man City and Juve would be hit hardest.

Each currently has at least 12 players out on loan.

Infantino wants to take a stand on agents too after leaked documents revealed Mino Raiola’s huge £35milllion earnings following Paul Pogba’s transfer to Manchester United in 2016.

New rules would see agent commissions capped at three per cent for buying clubs and players – six per cent for selling teams.

And the same middle man cannot act for a buying and selling club in the same transaction.

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However, groups representing agents will reportedly challenge in court any move to restrict the amount of money they make.

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Greg Afamah

Written by Greg Afamah

Greg is a Sports content writer. He has many years of experience in Sports Writing. He was a writer for Opera News and is Editor-in-Chief at GoalBall.

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