A very interesting phenomenon is the occurrence of the exchange of players, whereby clubs choose to swap players without the imposition of any direct financial obligations, i.e. transfer fees. Situations involving player exchanges have presented new legal questions and challenges before sports tribunals given the uncertainty of equating an economic value to a transfer where no explicit monetary value is attached. The FIFA Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP) are silent as to the question of how the exchange of players should be treated, namely if these exchanges necessitate the payment in relation to sell-on clauses or solidarity contributions. If such payments are prescribed, issues arise over how to equate a player to an economic figure in order to abstract any payments due. This ambiguous topic within football transfers thus requires further scrutiny as to how player...
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