David Gold launches attack on agents

West Ham chairman David Gold has launched an attack on football agents  saying they are “sucking tons of money out of football”

Gold says agents “do nothing for football” as he called for support from international governing bodies to reduce the power of intermediaries. “They are starting to ruin football,” he said.

Gold is reported by the media to have said “They are sucking tons of money out of football. We are all trying to pay less as they are doing nothing for football. The FA certainly is line with our feelings that something has to be done. Now it’s Fifa and Uefa we need to come into line and we are hoping they come up with something.”
Gold was at a meeting on Thursday where Premier League clubs discussed the idea of putting a stop to agent payments
West Ham are thought to have spent millions in agent fees signing  Felipe Anderson and Łukasz Fabiański but also free agents Jack Wilshere and Ryan Fredericks.
The Hammers spent £8.39m in 2017 on agent fees when figures were published by the Premier League in April but this is set to increase massively after a £100m spending spree over the summer.

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2 comments on “David Gold launches attack on agents

  1. As with Owners, there are good and bad Agents.

    There are not so many that they cannot determine which are which.

    How about highlighting the incompetence of those inside the club that identify the players who are a suitable fit for the club, in the first place.

    “Past It” and “No-Hopers” are a generalisation, but a pretty apt indictment on certain 180deg Owners and certain Players identified by a certain Club.

    The worst indictment is that they will not pay for domestic players but are willing to be ransomed for those overseas that anyone has barely heard of……..

    Luv ‘Em!

  2. I think they should be limited to a fixed percentage and the selling club should pay them not the buyers.

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