On Friday, union FIFPro said the Paris St Germain is paying a fee to Neymar was a record of 222 million euros after Barcelona shows just how wrong the transfer system is.
FIFPro is seeking the European Union to ban the transfer fees which says focus on power in the hands of a few mega-rich clubs, to the detriment of most players and the sport itself.
The General Secretary of FIFPro Theo van Seggelen has said in a statement that “The world record transfer of Brazilian Neymar from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain is the latest example of how football is ever more the domain of a select group of rich, mostly European-based clubs.”
FIFPro said that the leading clubs establish their position in the market by increasing transfer fees and therefore creating barriers against other clubs to compete with them.
General Secretary said, “Football’s enormous wealth is trapped, research shows, within a few leagues and clubs when it could be redistributed more efficiently and fairly to help protect competitive balance.”
Van Seggelen added, “The transfer rules governed by FIFA are anti-competitive, unjustified and illegal. Changes were needed “in order to protect the rights of players as workers and safeguard the best interests of the game.”