“Acting for two parties in a deal and often three parties (player, selling club and buying club) is wrong with an inevitable conflict of interest.”
Lineker then directly approached Fifa with a potential solution to avoid “conflicts of interest”.
“The answer: Fifa must introduce a rule where no one person can act or receive fees for more than one party in any deal,” Lineker said.
“Clubs should not pay a players agent, whether selling or buying. Player should negotiate his commission with his agent. All transparent and made public.
“This is a serious issue in the game. I know one deal was largely scuppered by the £30m demands from an agent for himself.
“This needs addressing: no agent should be able to act/receive money from any party other than his player. It’s so open to corruption as it is.”
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