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
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.