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FIFA president Gianni Infantino: We must tackle rising agents' fees

FIFA president Gianni Infantino has told the BBC that world football's governing body must tackle the amount of money being paid to agents.

Infantino, speaking after transfer deadline day, said he was "very concerned" about the cash that was "flowing" out of the game.

Figures showed that English teams had paid a highest-ever total of £174 million to agents last season, and Infantino said: "We have to tackle this issue -- the curtains must be open.

"I am very concerned about the huge amount of money that is flowing out of the football industry.

"These increasingly larger transactions are often not done in a clean, open manner and raise a lot of questions about potential misuse of funds."

Infantino said he was concerned that as the amount of money paid to agents rose, that paid to clubs who had brought players through and paid for their education and training was falling.

The winter window saw Premier League sides spend £430m, another record, raising the prospect that the amount paid to agents would rise again.

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