Should football player transfer fees be allowed in Europe?

Yes, because they allow teams to invest in the training of young players.
79% (27 votes)
Only for younger players that are still learning.
3% (1 vote)
No, because they are an obstacle to the free movement of workers.
6% (2 votes)
No, because they are a modern form of slavery.
12% (4 votes)
Total votes: 34

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In my opinion, the transfer fee for football players in Europe should be allowed only for younger players who are still studying. It is difficult to compare the transfer of football players as a form of slavery, because these are voluntary contracts. However, such contracts should have clear restrictions so as not to violate human rights. For talented players from poor countries, such transfers are the best opportunities to start a football career.
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I have heard the version that football is modern day slavery, but I do not agree with it. The problem that young boys are being transported to Europe undocumented and left there is because of poverty. Parents and boys should choose proven officials of football clubs, not wait for big money right away. For football clubs, it is an opportunity to train and invest in young players. The players know what they are agreeing to when signing the contract, and it is normal that they have to pay the withdrawal fee if the contract is terminated. Anyway human rights should be at the first place.
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Since Bosman law, the ”players slavery” ended in the EU countries. Nowadays a player without a contract can leave the club anytime. But this law offers biggers clubs the chance to became bigger and poorer clubs to struggle to resist. For small clubs is harder to keep a good player and constrain them to become some nursery of youngsters. Another aspect is there are a lot of Africans players without proper papers(they appear younger in contracts). Age fraud is age fabrication or the use of false documentation to gain an advantage over opponents. In football, it is common amongst players belonging to nations where records are not easily verifiable. There are several reasons why players choose to use false documentation. European scouts are looking for young talented players from poorer counties to sign for a European club. The players know that there is a lesser chance of being signed if they are, for example, 23 years old as opposed to 17 years old as there would be less time for the club to develop the player. Age fabrication also allows an older player to enter in youth competitions.
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To begin with, the fees shouldn’t be forbidden in Europe because it allows the football clubs to grow and become better. A football player has a free will, he willingly signs the contract and accepts the clauses that are stipulated and respects his part of the deal. When a footballer breaks the contract, he has to pay a fee that he agreed with in the first place. Moreover, when the club wants to sell a player, the transfer isn’t made without the acceptance of the player. If he refuses to leave, he is either suspended or continues to play. He isn’t forced to leave or to do anything else that he doesn’t want to. It is true that nowadays the football fees are exaggerated, and when a big club wants a good player they would be willing to pay a ridiculous amount of money to get him, but even with all that money, if the player refuses the transfer, everyone will respect his will. This kind of fees help the small clubs to develop and grow. In the football world, every wage is calculated based on the player’s talent and importance. For example, the goalkeepers of Manchester City: the substitute keeper (Claudio Bravo) has a higher wage than the starting goalkeeper (Ederson). This difference is because Bravo came and when he was bought, he was considered an asset to the team. After him came Ederson, who even though is younger than Bravo, his contract didn’t change and in the end his salary is still higher. Coming back to the parallel between football players and slavery, every footballer chooses his agent that represents him. The fees are not considered a form of slavery, the only bad aspect is that the agents fool the young players, not the club. A club would pay any amount of money for a talented player, no matter his color or origin.
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No! Because nowadays, football is not what it used to be. Curretly, there are some players who are defamed in some football club.
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For my, i think the problèm shoul not wait is based on the transfer fees of players. But rather on respecting and enforcing rules of football. Because one field is now singled out.
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Football has a very important role in today’s society. In addition, he has the ease of bringing together several talents from around the world around a single ball, to just celebrate a victory. Football for me is the means by excellence to communicate his joy and sorrows with the rest of the world.
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I agree with the subject because: like in every sport, the player should develop in the best conditions to reach the highest performance - the transfer fee can create an obligation for the football club to invest in the player for reaching his best capacity, like an guarantee - ; can be an motivation for the player to develop in the moment when hr realize that are made some efforts for being part of an team. I don't believe that the football players should be seen as slaves - in the sport fields, the player should be passionated by his activity, although he can't be a good player -; the players can't be pressed to be better if they aren't good enough (if they feel like slaves and they don't want to be part of a team, in the extremely cases they can accident them self to can't be able of playing).
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I believe that every sports club should provide the necessary conditions for the development of a player. When the player can develop in such conditions then it is to everyone's advantage. I do not think it is about slavery, because there is a contract, and the contract must be respected by both parties. And above a contract, I think that is the life of that man and his rights.
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I think that transfer for a young player is a huge chance in his life to build a career of a professional footballer, to do what you love and earn big income in the future. Players understand that they agree to sign a contract because each football club or team sets its own rules. That is why I believe that in any case, human rights should come first.
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