The summer 2023 football transfer window was a record breaking one for football, with FIFA reporting that over 10,000 transfers were completed in men’s football (with total transfer fees over US$7 billion) and over 800 transfers in women’s football that were collectively worth over US$3 million.
Centrefield was once again at the forefront of this activity advising clubs, leagues, agents and players on transfers worth over £1.5 billion which, when combined with the January 2023 window, means the firm’s sports law specialists have worked on over 250 transfers in 2023 with a combined value in excess of £1.8 billion. This level of activity marks Centrefield out as the leading global law firm advising on football transfers.
Highlights included advising on record transfers for men and women, the transfer of a World Cup winner, working on transfers involving nearly every Premier League club and advising on transfers across all of FIFA’s five confederations, including a number of transfers into the Saudi Pro League (for both players and clubs).
In its work, Centrefield has noted some significant market trends emerge in 2023 including:
Given its pre-eminence as global leaders in football transfers, the Centrefield team is available to advise clubs, leagues, agents and players on how to navigate the ever-evolving football transfer market, the key lessons learned from the Summer 2023 window and the imminent introduction of the FFAR – please just contact us for more information: firstname.lastname@example.org