Football fans will be able to see exactly how much agents earn from transfer deals when new regulations come into force next year, Fifa has said.
The world governing body has begun a third round of consultation on the new regulations, after admitting it had been a “mistake” by the old Fifa regime to deregulate agents in 2015.
The regulations will include a licensing system, character tests, commission caps and the publication by Fifa of the money agents receive from their clients – both players and clubs.
It will also prohibit conflicts of interest, such as club or national association officials owning stakes in player agencies. It has been reported that Wolves owners Fosun hold a stake in super-agent Jorge Mendes’ firm Gestifute via a subsidiary, which would be in breach of the rules when they come in.
Agents will be consulted between now and the spring of 2021, and they will all receive the draft regulations and be asked for feedback. The regulations will then go forward for Fifa Council approval between March and June next year before coming into force in September. Continue reading