Today let’s talk about the transfer market. Not about what transfers happened or what rumors there may be, but rather let’s talk about the structure and rules of the transfer market. This is important, particularly now, because FIFA is planning to make some changes.
To understand the basics of how the transfer market works, take a look at FIFA TMS’s video Overview of FIFA TMS systems. The video is not super exciting, but the information is clear and concise.
To understand what FIFA plans to change, let’s look at an article from the New York Times that references the relevant official FIFA report: FIFA Report Details Plan to Remake Soccer’s Transfer Market.
Finally, here’s a clear opinion piece from YAHOO! Sports, with a title that explains it what it’s all about: Why FIFA’s attempt to clean up the transfer market is dumb and pointless.
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