Fifa aims to help clubs avoid using agents
ZURICH (AP) - Fifa aims to "revolutionise" the transfer market by helping clubs avoid using agents, who took commissions averaging 28 per cent in cross-border player deals in 2012.
Fifa said on Tuesday it is developing a system to help clubs deal directly with each other, and give information about players available to sign.
"This will revolutionise the international and national transfer system," Mr Jacques Anouma, chairman of the Fifa Club Football Committee, said after it met on Tuesday.
Clubs have told Fifa they often have to rely on intermediaries who push up the overall cost of a transfer.