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Fifa boss Infantino wants new rules to limit lavish spending

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Fifa boss Infantino wants new rules to limit lavish spending

Infantino wants new rules to limit lavish spending

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Less than a year after Neymar's record move from Barcelona to Paris Saint-Germain, FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants spending limited.

FIFA president Gianni Infantino wants to introduce new rules to limit agents' fees and transfer market spending in an attempt to "rescue the values that made football great".

Rising transfers go crazy

Transfer fees have been trending upwards for several years, but 2017 saw things reach a whole new level.

Paris Saint-Germain stunned world football when they triggered the €222million release clause in Neymar's Barcelona contract in August, smashing the transfer record that was previously set by Paul Pogba's €105m move from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016.

The Parisians also clinched the loan signing of Kylian Mbappe from Monaco, a deal which will be made permanent for €180m at the end of the season.

PSG and Barça spending spree

Following Neymar's departure, Barcelona have also spent significant sums on the likes of Ousmane Dembele and Philippe Coutinho, potentially costing €147m and €160m, respectively.

Infantino also has an issue with the January transfer window and stockpiling talents to loan them out, as seen at Chelsea, with the president hoping to introduce some changes by the end of the year.

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