Współwłasność kontraktowa piłkarzy – szanse i zagrożenia dla klubów piłkarskich
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This article describes benefits and dangers for football clubs using Third Party Ownership transactions while buying players. Author indicates frequency of transfers completed with participation of private investors. Share of TPO type transactions in European football transfer market oscillates between 3.7% and 5.7%, while investment funds own part of contract rights of up to 90% of players in Brazilian top football division. Article emphasizes the fact, that most of investment funds are clusters of companies registered in so called "tax havens" and lack of transparency is one of the biggest accusations, that investors dealing with shared ownership of players' contracts are facing. Author also focuses on some of controversial transfers done with the use of TPO, which prompted FIFA to take steps necessary for this type transactions to be eliminated. Article describes potential methods and necessary steps needed to heal transfer system and tools helpful in fighting negative influences of TPO on football transfer markets across the world.
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