Rummenigge takes on players' agents

Germany legend Karl-Heinz Rummenigge has called on clubs to resist paying agents when players are transferred, calling the practice "stupid".

"It should be up to the player to pay because the agent brings a service to the player and not the club," the Bayern Munich chairman was quoted as saying in an interview with the Bild newspaper.

Rummenigge's stance was backed by Hans-Joachim Watzke, owner of Bundesliga champions Borussia Dortmund, who said: "Karl-Heinz Rummenigge is completely right. But to succeed (in ending the practice), all the clubs have to agree."

According to experts, Bundesliga clubs are thought to have paid more than 80 million euros (£62 million, $98 million) to agents after transfers last season.

The manager of Schalke 04, Horst Held, said "it would be useful to come up with a tarif of fees" while the sporting director of Werder Bremen, Klaus Allofs, said "it is important for clubs to agree on a fixed percentage of the total charges".

An agent currently earns between 10 and 15 percent of the total transfer fee.

"If a club really wants a player, they'll do everything to get him. The agent fixes his commission and gets paid," said Gerd vom Bruch, a former coach who is now an agent.

Editor’s note:Yahoo Philippines encourages responsible comments that add dimension to the discussion. No bashing or hate speech, please. You can express your opinion without slamming others or making derogatory remarks.

  • The return of Gigi Reyes Ellen Tordesillas, Contributor - The Inbox
    The return of Gigi Reyes

    By Ellen T.Tordesillas This is going to be fascinating. Atty. Gigi Reyes, former chief of staff of Sen. Juan Ponce-Enrile who is included among those accused of plunder in connection with the misuse of Priority Development Assistance Fund, came back … Continue reading → …

  • Viernes Santo in Kalibo VERA Files - The Inbox
    Viernes Santo in Kalibo

    Photos by Little Wing Luna, VERA Files Text by Mitch Meñez Kalibo, Aklan--Viernes Santo or Good Friday is the most solemn of all the days in Holy Week. It commemorates the Passion and Death of Jesus on the Cross. The … Continue reading → …

  • Hugas Dugo VERA Files - The Inbox
    Hugas Dugo

    Text by Kimmy Baraoidan, VERA Files Photos by Chris Quintana and Kimmy Baraoidan Pakil, Laguna--In the small town of Pakil, Laguna resides a group of men who call themselves Hugas Dugo. Most members of the group are residents of the … Continue reading → …

POLL
Loading...
Poll Choice Options