The world footballers' union FIFPro will lodge a legal complaint at the European Commission (EC) on Friday, arguing that the transfer system is fundamentally flawed and has failed to meet its original targets.
A FIFPro spokesman said that the case could lead to the scrapping of the current system, in which players are traded between clubs for wholesale new york city football club jerseys free shipping fees that reach tens of millions of euros.
However, FIFPro said it was premature to envisage what football would be like without the current system of transfers if it were eventually abolished.
FIFPro said that the complaint would target soccer's governing body FIFA, which administers international transfer regulations cheap new york city football club jerseys free shipping through the Regulations on the Status and Transfer of Players (RSTP).
The union will allege that the transfer system, which has existed in its current form since 2001, infringes European competition law.
The EC, the European Union's executive body, will be told that the current set up has led to a situation where the market is dominated by a handful of elite clubs and that the gap between them and the rest is increasing.
The complaint also alleges that the system has failed to ensure contractual stability and has led to side-effects such as third-party ownership of players and the trafficking new york city football club authentic jerseys of minors.
FIFPro, which represents 65,000 professional cheap new york city football club jerseys from china footballers worldwide, first threatened to challenge the transfer system in 2013.
"The transfer system fails 99 percent of players around the world, it fails football as an industry and it fails the world's most beloved game," said FIFPro president Philippe Piat at the time.
FIFPro says that FIFA's tribunal deals with around 4,000 disputes a year between players and clubs, many involving unpaid wages.