Alan Pardew calls for action on agents' fees

NEWCASTLE manager Alan Pardew believes this transfer window will see Premier League chairmen making a definitive attempt to stop clubs from spending too much on agents’ fees.

Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew
Newcastle United boss Alan Pardew

NEWCASTLE manager Alan Pardew believes this transfer window will see Premier League chairmen making a definitive attempt to stop clubs from spending too much on agents’ fees.

He said: “Everybody is trying to find their way in this particular window.

“The league and the chairmen are quite rightly trying to protect themselves from it all going to players and agents again.

“We can’t accept that as managers, so we have to tread a fine line to make sure it goes to the right areas – to the youth teams, to the generations below and to the infrastructure, some of that money.

“Perhaps to the fan and community as well, that would be even more important.”

Pardew also thinks there should be some form of regulation passed down by the Premier League and Football Association.

He added: “I think that’s a very difficult question to answer for the FA and Premier League.

“I don’t know the answer to that, but ideally you would have a simple situation where you had a player and a representative and you negotiated with the representative and that was it.

“However, it doesn’t seem to work like that with most of the deals these days.”

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