EXCLUSIVE: England Still Playing SPLIT In Commercial Deal Heading To Euro 2020 As FA Can’t End Deal With 1966 Entertainment To Bring Whole Squad Under Their Control
The England players will participate in another tournament this summer with a division in the squad’s commercial arrangements as the FA has yet to complete the long-running process of taking all their promotional work in-house.
Sportsmail has been informed that the FA has not been able to finalize a termination agreement with 1966 Entertainment, which has a contract to manage the commercial operations of the longest-serving English internationals such as Harry Kane and Jordan Henderson until 2030.
The FA has tried to bring all of the players’ commercial work under their control since the 2018 World Cup, but negotiations with the agency to end a relationship originally negotiated on behalf of the players by David Beckham in 2006 have proven difficult and will not be. completed for the European championships.
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Harry Kane’s commercial arrangements are managed by 1966 Entertainment, not the FA
The governing body notified in 1966 of their intention to go it alone for the World Cup in Russia three years ago, as England’s stars have been split into two different camps.
Players who received their first caps from 2018 – including Trent Alexander-Arnold and Declan Rice – will be paid directly by the FA for tens of thousands of pounds per game, while more established stars remain signed until 1966.
FA sources said Sportsmail On Thursday evening, the 1966 negotiations went well, but that has been their position for some time.
Under the terms of the new internal deal, the FA is offering more guaranteed income to the players, but they will receive smaller bonus payments if England is successful this summer.
Trent Alexander-Arnold is one of the players who let the FA represent their interests