- Jan 17, 2015
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Technically this should go somewhere else but the Premier League being the home of the massive transfer fee, it seems like a good place to put this.
Having run out of patience with Fifa and Uefa following long-running negotiations over reforms to the transfer system to protect players better, Fifpro’s lawyers will electronically file a complaint in Brussels with the European Commission.
Fifpro wants to abolish transfer fees and make it easier for players to move between clubs while respecting contracts. It believes its members have less freedom of movement than other workers when a club is able to demand a fee for a footballer under contract. Its lawyers also plan to argue that the existing system is anti-competitive because it places disproportionate power in the hands of elite clubs who can afford to pay large transfer fees.
Other Fifpro objectives include an end to the loan system, restrictions on squad sizes and the capping of payments to agents.