Thursday, 20 September, 2018

David Gold: agents do nothing for game

Premier League footballers could be forced to pay agents Premier League want players to pay agents' fees instead of clubs
Andrew Wong | 16 September, 2018, 17:54

"They are certainly sucking tons of money out of football". I can't believe it is even a discussion. Asked if they were disrupting the game, he added: "That goes with the territory". "Other than agents, everybody else is against them, they do nothing for football".

Agents would need a United Kingdom bank account to conduct business in England while also providing an annual statement to the Football Association.

The 20 clubs collectively aired their frustration with so-called "dual representation", whereby the agent is paid twice, once by the player and once by the club.

The influence and power that intermediaries hold in the world of football has grown to staggering levels in recent years.

Record-breaking Thomas Tuchel undecided on PSG team to face Liverpool
They also have Champions League experience and reached last season's final. "It will be a big test for us, but we are confident". "I know 10", Tuchel said to Canal + Sport when asked about his selection plans for the trip to Anfield.

That could mean players picking up the entire bill, meaning, for example, Paul Pogba would have had to pay Mino Raiola £41m for his move from Juventus to Manchester United.

The decision was made a while ago by the authorities that all agents fees paid by top English clubs had to be made public in the need for transparency.

The Times article said top-flight clubs paid agents £211m past year, with 79% of 541 player transactions involving dual representation - when an agent acts for both the club and the player. From the beginning it's not been something that we want and they don't want.

Dr Yilmaz said overall the proposed changes, including the ban on dual representation, the re-introduction of an examination to enter into the profession an additional transparency measures, are positive and can help "bring re-order into the intermediary market following the deregulation by Federation Internationale de Football Association in 2015".

Tracking Hurricane Florence as it bears down on U.S. East Coast
The American government is ready to deal with the aftermath of the hurricane but people should get out of the way, Trump said. Emergency declarations were in force in Georgia, South and North Carolina, Virginia, Maryland and the District of Columbia.

Today's Times exclusive also revealed that HM Revenue & Customs (HMRC) are looking at these dual-representation arrangements and will be demanding that clubs and agents provide evidence of what has been done for each side.

The Times revealed yesterday that 80 per cent of the 541 deals in the Premier League last season involved "dual..."

Every single one of English champions Manchester City's 52 transactions involved dual representation, as did nearly all of those deals that involved Arsenal, Liverpool and Manchester United. A list of 35 has been whittled down to a shortlist of 10 prospective candidates to replace Scudamore after 20 years in charge.

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Rescued families were delivered to shelters, where approximately 20,000 people across the state were housed on Saturday. The White House said yesterday President Donald Trump had approved making federal funding available in some counties.

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