A Professional Football Compensation Committee, appointed under EFL regulations, has recently ruled that Brentford and Oxford United must pay compensation fees for two recently signed defenders.Firstly, the PFCC ruled that Oxford United must pay Plymouth Argyle an initial compensation fee of £200,000 for defender Curtis Nelson.
The Committee met on Monday 7th November and decided:
• Oxford United should pay Plymouth Argyle an initial net compensation fee of £200,000.
• Additionally, Oxford United are to pay Plymouth Argyle a further sum of £20,000 on the player making 15, 30, 45 and 60 first team appearances – a potential further payment of £80,000.
• Finally, Plymouth Argyle will receive 20 per cent of any profit made by Oxford United in selling the player to another club at any point in the future.
Secondly, the PFCC has ruled that Brentford must pay Gillingham an initial compensation fee of £400,000 for defender John Egan.
The Committee met on Wednesday 30th November and decided:
• Brentford should pay Gillingham an initial net compensation fee of £400,000.
• Additionally, Brentford are to pay Gillingham a further payment of £75,000 in the event that Brentford are promoted to the Premier League within the period of the player’s three year contract.
• Brentford should pay to Gillingham a further sum of £25,000 on the player making 20, 40, 60 and 80 first team appearances – a potential further payment of £100,000.
• Finally, Gillingham will receive 20 per cent of any profit made by Brentford in selling the player to another club at any point in the future.
In setting these compensation fees, the PFCC takes into account the costs of developing the player, his age and playing record, the length of time he has been registered with his former club, the terms offered by both clubs, the status of the two clubs and the interest shown by other clubs in acquiring the registration of a player.
In accordance with the rules of the EFL, and in agreement with the Premier League and The Professional Footballers’ Association, the Professional Football Compensation Committee (PFCC) is responsible for setting the compensation fee for players under 24 where the club formerly holding his registration and the club next holding his registration fail to reach an agreement regarding compensation for training and development.
The PFCC comprises of an independent Chairman, an appointee from the EFL, an appointee of The Professional Footballers’ Association and an appointee of the League Managers’ Association.