Former Asante Kotoko striker Eric Bekoe has waded into the discussion on whether Ghanaian clubs should stop paying the signing-on fees during player transfer negotiations.
According to him, the best option for both sides will be the introduction of the weekly-payments as done in Europe if Ghanaian clubs are to scrap paying the signing-on fees.
In the proposed policy, clubs will stop paying the signing on-fees of players and then spread them on their monthly salary.
“They should rather consider the weekly salary if they intend to stop paying the signing-on fees”, Bekoe told Happy FM.
“They have to consider other factors as well. In my opinion, this will be more professional like what is done in Europe. It will even urge the players on to play well for their clubs”, he added.
Asante Kotoko is reported to be the first Ghanaian club to be considering this new policy under its new management led by Nana Yaw Amponsah.
According to sources, the club has accrued so many debts due to these signing-on fees which are paid to players who do not even get to end their contract before they leave thus the club becoming the biggest losses.
Renowned Ghanaian football agent Oliver Arthur has proposed that the policy will help both parties as players will give off their best to the clubs and vice versa.