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Proposed transfer-fee changes could have major impact on the future of Atlanta United

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This could be big for the A.

MLS: Houston Dynamo at Atlanta United FC Brett Davis-USA TODAY Sports

According to a report from FourFourTwo's Paul Tenorio, MLS is looking at a couple different ways to provide more incentive for owners to sell players.

Currently, transfer revenue that can be used as general allocation money for a club is capped at $650,000. The rest of the profit that comes in would have to be used outside of the first team, with the exception of using that excess to sign Designated Players. One proposed change is to increase that cap and have it grow from year to year. This would benefit Atlanta United greatly, especially as rumors swirl around the high asking prices for both Miguel Almiron and Josef Martinez.

Another proposed change would allow teams to keep 100% of transfer fees for Homegrown Players instead of the current regulation that sees the league entitled to 25% of a homegrown fee.

Atlanta United and president Darren Eales have stood by their commitment to building the club from within the academy and then selling those players that demand a proper transfer fee when the time comes. As players like homegrown Andrew Carleton begin to make a name for themselves in the first team, these changes would allow Atlanta and the rest of MLS to benefit from developing young players, selling them, and in return seeing a much greater investment from ownership as a result of their newfound profit. It's a much more sustainable model for MLS and encourages clubs to take part in the international transfer market.

Let's hope these proposed rule changes are pushed through, and that we see Atlanta benefit from them for years to come.