PLAYER SCOUT VS SPORTS AGENT WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE?

Player Scout vs Sports Agent

Player scouts or talent scouts evaluate the talent of footballers with a view to signing them on a professional contract for their employers. Some scouts focus on discovering promising young players and future stars, others are employed to run the rule on potential signings. While smaller clubs might only scout within their own country or region, larger, richer clubs can have extensive international scouting networks.

A sports agent procures and negotiates employment and endorsement contracts for an athlete.

In return, the sports agent generally receives between 4 and 10% of the athlete’s playing contract, and 10 to 20% of the athlete’s endorsement contract, though these figures vary. An NFL agent is not allowed to receive more than 3% of his client’s playing contract, and an NBA agent is not permitted to receive more than 4% of his client’s playing contract

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