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Are exorbitant transfer fees in football (soccer) unethical?
Exorbitant transfer fees in football (soccer) are ethical.
If transfer fees didn't exist players would receive higher wages instead.
Removing them will damage agents and related industry.
Poorer clubs benefit when they sell players on for fees.
Football clubs need to be compensated for the time and effort taken when developing players.
They fees paid are determined by the market. If a club is willing to spend £X million on a player then it is because both parties are happy that this deal is fair. In this sense it is as ethical as much as market economics is ethical.
Discussions about potential fees make football more exciting.
Transfer fees are an avenue for corruption.
Transfer fees for footballers are perverse in a world full of poverty
Transfer fees enable rewards without merit.
Transfer fees have negative effects on individual players.
Costs are passed on to ordinary supporters, meaning not everybody can afford to enjoy the sport live.
Putting a monetary price on humans is unethical.
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