DAVID MOYES has called for all transfer dealings to be completely transparent in an attempt to prevent a repeat of this week’s damaging revelations about alleged corruption in football.

The footballing world’s financial dealings have been under the microscope in the wake of The Daily Telegraph’s investigation into corrupt practices, with Sam Allardyce having lost his job as England manager after discussing how to circumvent rules banning third-party ownership and Tommy Wright having been dismissed as assistant manager at Barnsley after he was filmed apparently accepting a package containing £5,000.

Moyes has been saddened by this week’s scandals, but while the Sunderland boss did not attempt to condone any wrongdoing that has been uncovered by the Telegraph, he feels a complete overhaul of the transfer system could help prevent any further wrongdoing and expose the amount of money that agents are currently taking out of the game.

At the moment, clubs do not even have to reveal the price of a new signing, although Sunderland bucked the trend of ‘unreleased fees’ when they published the price tag of all their summer additions. Moyes wants to go further though, and wants every aspect of a transfer deal to be in the public domain.

“I am sad football has got itself in this situation,” said the Black Cats manager. “But I think it is about time that if we are disclosing what happens from now on, we have transparency with transfers.

“Whether that is the signing of a new player or whether it would be the renewal of a contract, or the signing of a young player, then okay, why don’t we get it all out there? Every time you see Sunderland sign a player for £5m, the agent in this was X, and his payment was Y. I think some supporters might turn around and say, ‘Wow’.

“If you see a deal that costs £5m, it might actually be costing the club a lot more. It might benefit the clubs because quite often people say, ‘Where has the money gone’, and quite often it’s money you don’t see.

“Let’s put it all out there. Let’s show the supporters, let’s show the media how much it costs to bring a player to a football club, how much it costs to re-sign him.”

The Football Association currently publish annual figures of how much each club has paid to agents in the previous 12 months, but the sums are not broken down by individual deals and it is impossible to tell how much individual representatives are pocketing.

Moyes, whose brother, Kenny, is a licensed agent, has become increasingly disillusioned with the agency system, with a recent FIFA ruling having made it much easier for people to become officially-recognised representatives.

During the summer transfer window, Moyes was involved in a host of negotiations about potential signings, and was often shocked at how many different people were claiming to represent the same player.

“In my short period I’ve been here, I’ve been amazed at how many agents were putting the same player in,” he said. “I’m telling you, there could have been Joe Bloggs coming here, and 25 agents were putting Joe Bloggs in.

“You’re saying, ‘Which one of you actually is it?’ And they’re saying, ‘We’re acting as an intermediary’ or, ‘We’re acting on behalf of the club’, and you don’t actually know what’s happening. I don’t whether to go with you or you or you, and you nearly don’t know who is doing the deal.

“This year is one of the worst I’ve seen for that. I look at some of the things that have happened (in this week’s revelations), and they might actually be small compared to what else is going on, some of the money being given to agents to do deals. I’m not condoning what has happened, but maybe we need to look at everything else that is happening too.”

While Moyes has been pondering the long-term health of the game, his more immediate focus has been on addressing Sunderland’s ongoing ailments. The Black Cats are still without a Premier League victory this season, and are at the foot of the table ahead of today’s game with West Brom.

It has been another difficult week on Wearside, with Moyes having presided over the departure of club doctor, Ishtiaq Rehman, and assistant academy manager, Danny Philpott, as well as dealing with the fall-out from injuries to Lee Cattermole, Adnan Januzaj and Steven Pienaar.

It must feel like one thing after another at the moment, but whereas the former Manchester United boss turned down the Sunderland job when Dick Advocaat resigned a year ago this week, he could not be more determined to make a success of things now.

“The difference 12 months on is that I wanted the job – and I still want the job,” said Moyes. “I still want to make it the best I possibly can.

“When I came in I wanted an exciting challenge, and that hasn’t changed. It’s more difficult than I thought to begin with, I will say that. There are an awful lot of things that need fixed at the club.

“I’ve not been here long enough to take a view on what has been wrong and what has been right, but I can see things which could do with being changed. But the main thing supporters notice is what happens on the pitch – and I want to get that right as quickly as possible.”