FIFPro To Lobby For Passing Of New Transfer Law Allowing Players To Move More Freely
Int'l players union FIFPro is "to file a complaint with the European Court against FIFA" to show its "discontent about the current system of transfers," according to Monica Villar of INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL. If FIFPro gets its way, a new law "could be passed that would mean clubs could only sell a player at a price fixed by them for the first three years of that player's contract." After the third year, the player "would be allowed to leave as a free agent; all he would have to do is pay his former club what would have been his salary for the remaining years on his contract." Tagged in some quarters as the "new Bosman Law," it would allow players "to move more freely across Europe" (INSIDE WORLD FOOTBALL, 4/29).