Infantino urges governments to regulate agent commissions


The president of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, has assured that governments must “regulate” the commissions charged by agents and intermediaries to “guarantee” that transfer income “is maintained in football”, and has stated that they will continue to defend their position “in court.”

“Last week it was announced that English Premier League clubs spent almost €500 million on fees to intermediaries and agents from February 1, 2023 to February 1, 2024. Most of this money comes from football “In the same period, English clubs paid less than 30 million euros to clubs that trained and developed players signed abroad,” Infantino said.

Furthermore, he explained that compensation and solidarity payments are “vital for thousands of less privileged clubs” struggling to generate sufficient income and “crucial to developing, training and providing opportunities to young players around the world.”

For this reason, FIFA seeks to “implement some clear and fair rules in the transfer system, including regulations for agents, for the sake of transparency, accountability and better redistribution at all levels of the game.” “That’s why we were sued by some agents, but FIFA will continue to defend its position in court,” he said.

“I call on governments and legislators to join us and play an active role in ensuring that funds generated from transfers stay in football and are shared with clubs around the world, as they are absolutely key to current and future generations of footballers,” he concluded.