The dealings of agents such as Mino Raiola have been blasted by Italian Football Federation (FIGC) president Carlo Tavecchio, with “offensive” fees changing hands.
The so-called ‘super agent’ finds himself back at the centre of another transfer controversy this summer regarding the future of Milan goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma.
Raiola is accused of holding too much influence in the teenager’s career, with the offer of fresh terms snubbed at the San Siro amid talk of interest from the likes of Real Madrid and Manchester United.
Any move would see those involved receive healthy financial reward, with Raiola already revealed to be due around £41 million from Paul Pogba’s record-breaking transfer to United in 2016.
It is situations such as this which have incurred the wrath of Tavecchio, with the FIGC chief telling Gazzetta dello Sport: “The Donarumma story? We are out of situations we consider unedifying in a country that has dramatic economic problems.
“Certain figures come across as offensive. Which ones? Certain fees received by agents.
“I decided to implement the Agent’s Commission to see something new in that regard. We’re talking about anachronistic situations in a country like ours and we have to think hard about it.
“We have to figure out whether the situation is right or not.”
Raiola has announced that further talks will be held with Milan once Donnarumma returns from international duty at the European Under-21 Championship.
He has, however, sparked another saga which has put him back in the headlines for all of the wrong reasons.