NYON: UEFA’s strategy council wants commission to agents cut back and third-party-owned players to be barred from European club competition.
A recommendation from such tighter regulation over transfers emerged after the latest meeting of the Professional Football Strategy Council and supported the stance of Michel Platini, president of the European federation.
An in-depth study of the transfer market by the European Club Association, which is represented on the strategy council, complained last week that too much money was draining out of the game to agents.
UEFA said: “The PFSC condemned the percentage of agent commissions on transfers and called for it to be regulated.”
The council also “supported UEFA’s plan to ban the registration of players subject to third-party ownership arrangements from its competitions, if FIFA does not ban it on a worldwide scale.”
The PFSC, consisting of representatives from UEFA, the clubs, the leagues and the players’ union FIFPro, also discussed the controversial triple punishment.
Ten days ago the law-making International Football Association Board rejected a proposal from UEFA to scrap the red card for a goalkeeper who denies a goal-scoring opportunity. The issue was referred to IFAB’s two new advisory committees for further consideration.
UEFA’s statement added: “UEFA President Michel Platini, together with the PFSC, expressed his disappointment that the so-called triple punishment was not changed by the International Football Association Board at its recent Annual General Meeting.”