Football: Platini calls transfer system robbery
MONTE CARLO (REUTERS) - Uefa president Michel Platini described the current football transfer system as robbery on Friday and said he would like to see it revamped.
"I think transfers are robbery," the former France captain told a media conference.
"Today, the player is more a product than a player and that irks me because there is a whole lot of people trying to make this player make money in order to earn commissions, we should think about that and try to find something more healthy.
"Players are not free and they don't even belong to clubs, they belong to financial holdings, companies or people, whereas before you belonged to the club, now it's a holding company or a financial company or one person.