As of October 1, 2010, the FIFA Transfer Matching System (TMS) must be used for all international football transfers. TMS is an online system that is supposed to make international transfers quicker, smoother and more transparent.
"This is a historic moment for football," said FIFA president Sepp Blatter on the official FIFA website. "TMS is a relatively simple online system but it will have a tremendous impact on the international transfer of players. Thanks to TMS, football’s authorities have more details available on each and every transfer