Last paragraph in the article is interesting...http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2012-02-16...etted-hulk.html
FIFA is trying to improve regulation of the $2.5 billion soccer transfer market and in 2010 set up a unit called Transfer Matching System GmbH that makes it compulsory to disclose the bank details of where transfer money goes via an Internet-based system. At the time, the unitís general manager Mark Goddard told reporters soccer was ďthe last area of the commercial world where large amounts of money can be moved without oversight or regulation. Itís been a jungle out there and thatís about to change.Ē
The practice of investing in transfer rights has since spread to investment funds managed by sports marketing agency Traffic Sports...