FIFPro to challenge transfer system

The international footballers’ union wants to overhaul the

transfer system, which it says ”shackles” players to clubs and

benefits agents too much.

FIFPro says it will launch a legal challenge that could

revolutionize the transfer market and make it much easier for

players to force through moves to another team.

The current transfer system was agreed in 2001 following the

Bosman ruling on limits on foreigners but FIFPro President Philippe

Piat says it ”only benefits the richest 1 percent of clubs and

player agents.”

The challenge is likely to be fiercely opposed by clubs, but

FIFPro said it is ready to take the case to the European

Commission, the European Court of Justice and human rights.