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Ron Greensward 2:23 Sun Jun 10
Are agents the scourge of modern football?
Supposedly with Evans having gone to Leicester for transfer fee of 3.5m but 4m to the agent have things gone too far? Did they really need an agent? If so what did he do... just give permission for Leicester to speak to Evans?

Everyone knew he was available and the price. Why then pay an agent at all? Could not the clubs have done the deal between themselves?

Should agents be abolished with players being required to belong to e.g. PFA or similar to whom they would turn for legal/contractual advice. The cost coming from a membership fee.
I always have a concern that the player's agent might be more concerned with making himself money rather than the best interests of the player. The agent may well have been whispering in the player's ear to unsettle him with the aim of getting a transfer so he can make money.
Clubs deal direct. Would this not be better than selling club having an agent, buying club having an agent and player having an agent who may well just be in for a quick buck.

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Sven Roeder 8:11 Tue Jun 12
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
Was reading about the proposed transfer of Jorghino to Man City.
The player is quoted as saying he is happy at Napoli and wants to stay.
His agent is quoted as describing the move as an ‘opportunity of a lifetime’.

££££££££££ Kerchinnggggg!

Briano 12:59 Mon Jun 11
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
They get the best deal for the player.

Clubs will promise the earth at any level and fail to deliver.

The agent ensures a set of rules are adhered to by way of a Contract

The agent makes money but ensures the player is not exploited

The players career is short, and could be curtailed by injury.

Agents operate from The Premiership down to the Ryman league

J.Riddle 11:38 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
No, not if you are an agent.

pulhampete 11:29 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
Could never understand why the clubs pay the agents fees, surely it should come from the player they are representing?

4ever-blowin-bubbles 11:05 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
it wouldnt be a bad pay day if your an agent of a really good footballer who moves about every other season

Son of Sam 7:14 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
Absolutely Yes, it has become ridiculous.

Sven Roeder 6:27 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
Agents should be paid by the players they represent out of their share of the deal.
They are there to negotiate a good salary and signing on fee for their client.
The buying club should be banned from paying an agent directly

Full Claret Jacket 6:16 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
If they pay full tax in this country then I have less problem bit we all know agents and footballers pay nothing like they should.

cartis 5:58 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
Without a shadow of a doubt yes.
Every one of those fucking parasites should be outlawed and footballers forced to go with agents that are directly employed by various football associations , hopefully that would stop hundreds of millions of pounds being syphoned out of the game.
People like Silkman steal a living

Willtell 5:38 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
Not while UK is in the EU you can't cap them...

claret on my shirt 3:18 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
I think footballers should have agents as a lot of them are not the brightest and won’t have a clue about money. But the agents need to monitored and rules but in place where their fee’s are capped.

chajonbubble 2:58 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
football might to be better off if more transparency

- no more transfers for "undisclosed fee"
- full disclosure of agents fees (transfer and ongoing % of wages)
- transfer fees
- signing on fees and
- wages.images rights etc etc,

American sport publishes all this, and the sportsman are still well paid,

would it remove agents, no, but at least we football fans would know where our money is going. It might not be much. I always think - what are they hiding?

Alex V 2:49 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
It's a difficult one because as a supporter I think we tend to want the best for the players we support, rather than having them be exploited. As no doubt previous generations of WHU players were - some of them earned very little from the game at all and I think that's wrong. Agents are the (imperfect) way in which players get reimbursed more fairly for their contribution.

I don't know if £4m is a low or high payment, honestly. How much did Zabaleta get last Summer? We don't know. I'd be surprised if it was less.

Gaffer58 2:39 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
Bet James Bond would have been a good agent!!

Coffee 2:33 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
Yes. Unreservedly yes.

BRANDED 2:27 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
Not if they benefit you.

Takashi Miike 2:23 Sun Jun 10
Re: Are agents the scourge of modern football?
yes





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