West Ham joint-owner David Gold has called for the end of football agents.
In a scathing attack on agents, Gold used very colourful language to express his dislike for how they operate.
This news comes amid reports that the Premier League is looking into ways to limit their influence within the game.
Agents have a growing influence
Football agents are becoming increasingly prominent figures within football. The likes of Mino Raiola and Jorge Mendes are household names in football these days.
Agents tend to demand payments from both clubs and players to get deals over the line.
Raiola represents Paul Pogba and raked in £41m after the Frenchman’s move from Juventus to Manchester United, invoicing both clubs and the player.
Mendes, who represents Cristiano Ronaldo among others, is referred to as a super-agent.
He has helped Wolves bring in a host of talented signings, consequently aiding their promotion push last season.
The Premier League is exploring ways to stop “dual representation”, where agents are able to send bills to both the player and the clubs involved.
Gold: Agents “doing nothing for football”
Gold has expressed his clear dislike for agents in football, claiming that they are “sucking tons of money” from football clubs.
West Ham spent over £100m this summer and would have shelled out a sizeable sum on agents.
Gold said: “They are sucking tons of money out of football. We are all trying to pay less as they are doing nothing for football. The FA certainly is line with our feelings that something has to be done.”