29 Dec 2011

UEFA urged to act on agents' fees

2:50 pm on 29 December 2011

Barcelona football president Sandro Rosell has called on the European game's governing body, UEFA, to change the rules in regard to clubs having to pay agents' fees.

Rosell says the current system where players do not foot the bill for their own representation does not make sense.

The world football governing body FIFA announced plans in September to open up the dealings to more transparency and cap the amount which agents can earn from transfers.

While maintaining that agents were the responsibility of FIFA, Gianni Infantino, the general secretary of UEFA, has some sympathy for Rosell's position.

Infantino says he agrees on who has to pay the agent - "the player who uses the agent."