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New rules on agent fees proposed

With agent fees at a record high, the Premier League and Football Association want to take action to limit the power and influence of the game’s middlemen.

Now, as The Daily Mail reports, at a meeting of the Premier League shareholders to be held in London on Friday, new rules are being proposed which look to stop  the practice of dual representation – where the same agent is paid by both club and player in a single transfer.

In 2017 the amount of money spent on agents’ fees by clubs in the Premier League alone topped £200 million, and the figures for the last 12 months due to be released soon are likely to top that.

Instead, English football’s governing bodies want to move to a hybrid representation model under which only the player will the agent whilst, at the same time, capping the amount any agent can earn from a transfer to a fixed percentage.

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