Leaks Website Helps FIFA Regulate $4.2 Billion Soccer Trades

  • 'All streams of information are very, very useful,' says FIFA
  • English teams spent $1.3 billion on international transfers

Football Leaks gained attention this week when it published what it purports to be the 2013 agreement that took Welsh attacker Gareth Bale to Real Madrid from Tottenham for a record fee.

Photographer: Angel Martinez/Real Madrid via Getty Images

The market for global soccer player transfers reached $4.2 billion in 2015, up 2.6 percent from the year before and largely attributed to the wealthy clubs in the English Premier League, according to FIFA’s Global Transfer Market Report.

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