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2016-07-08     01:40:58am

The AIFF is keen to bring more professionalism in Indian football.


The All India Football Federation (AIFF) is likely to introduce transfer fees for footballers in the coming season. The implemention of this rule would mean that the club will have buy the player from the club or academy.

AIFF has been planning to recondition the Indian football structure which might see Indian Super League replacing the ongoing I-League. As all ISL clubs have to focus on youth development and build up academies, the clubs thereby will stand to earn some money by selling their academy products in the open market from now on.

AIFF sources said that not only ISL-playing clubs but efforts are on to bring all clubs playing in whatever divisions under this transfer fee category. In that way small clubs can also have a healthy budget for their next season by selling players.

"Fees have to be paid even if players are picked from AIFF-registered football academies of the country," the source added.

The AIFF is keen to bring more professionalism in Indian football and introducing transfer fee which is common in Europe and Latin American countries, is seen as a step in that direction only.

"We hope this will bring more transparency in players transfer process in the future as everything will be done in black and white now," he said.