West Ham co-chairman David Gold has accused football agents of “sucking tons of money” out of the game. Premier League clubs are in the process of discussing the idea of putting a stop to agents’ payments after an investigation by The Times revealed four out of five deals in the top flight last term involved the same agent being paid by both club and player.
Gold is keen for something to be done, and, when asked whether agents were disrupting the game, he said: “That goes with the territory, they are certainly doing that.
“They are starting to run football. They are certainly sucking tons of money out of football.
“I can’t believe it is even a discussion.
“Other than agents, everybody else is against them, they do nothing for football.”