Ten Most Influential Football Super Agents
There has emerged a class of super agents involved in the closing of the major transfers within the football industry. They include;
The aura of working in the football industry is very enticing nowadays. This is because of the rewards associated with the industry. Everyone in the industry is enjoying the new found money that has come to be involved in soccer. In England for an instant, the big money television deal with the FA has made the clubs overnight millionaires. They are now able to compete for players with top clubs in other leagues. The agents representing players have played a significant role in such deals. According to tunf.com, there has also emerged a class of super agents involved in the closing of the major deals. They include;
Pini Zahavi used to be an influential power broker when it came to transferring contracts in the early and mid-2000s. He was involved in the deal that took Rio Ferdinand from Queens Park Rangers to Manchester United making him one of the most expensive defenders of all time. Pini Zahavi also credited with the Chelsea revolution that saw Roman Abramovich, the Russian Billionaire and Business Mogul, transform Chelsea to the world beaters they are today. He was involved either directly or indirectly in the transfers that transformed Chelsea. He was key to the transfer of both Carlos Tevez and Javier Mascherano to West Ham United in 2006.
This agency has been synonymous with links that have seen the influx of Brazil and French footballers flood the English Premier League. The agency has been successfully in ensuring that its clients remain happy with players like Ramirez, Olivier Giroud, Philippe Coutinho and Raphael Varane seemingly happy with their services. His have also been involved in the deal that saw Geoffrey Kondogbia swap Monaco for Inter-Milan last summer.
This agent has been entrusted with the management of the Bundesliga duo of Manuel Nuer of Bayern Munchen and Shinji Kagawa of Borussia Dortmund among other players. He has been involved in multimillion deals in contracts worth £147.2. This is very commendable considering that he only manages two top flight players from Bundesliga.
This agent has made his mark by representing young Brazilian players looking to make a mark in Europe. Among the players represented by this super-agent includes David Luiz, Marquinhos, Oscar, and Paulinho. He was involved in the move that ended David Luiz Stay in Chelsea to Paris St Germain last summer possible. The move that allowed Paulinho to join his compatriot on International Level to Guangzhou Evergrande from Tottenham Hotspur Last summer also involved him.
This agent has been lauded for the big money moves involving Chilean top players in European top flight. The transfers culminating to Alexis Sanchez move from Barcelona to Arsenal, Arturo Vidal move from Juventus to Bayern Munich and Claudio Bravo’s move to Barcelona were orchestrated by Fernando Felicevich.
This agent has been influential for the big money moves by Fernando Torres, Pedro Rodriguez, Jesus Navas, and Javi Martinez. His agency called the Bahia International group helped in the brokerage of deals involving the major Spanish stars that were participating in the world cup. He was also engaged in the transaction involved in the Fernando Torres deal from Chelsea to AC Milan and back to his former club Atletico Madrid. Pedro’s switch from Barcelona to Chelsea was also made possible by Jose Otin.
This agent represents Gareth Bale, Joe Hart, Luke Shaw and Wojciech Szczesny. He was key to the Gareth Bale’s switch to Real Madrid and Shaw’s move to United.
This agent represents the likes of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli andRomelu Lukaku and has been the reason Pogba is constantly linked with real Madrid.
This superagent is involved in the management of many players that were in the squad that won the world cup with Germany in Brazil. The players include Toni Kroos, Mario Gotze, and Marco Reus. Volker Struth’s company Sports Total has handled multi-million deals involving German players most notably the Toni Kroos deal from Bayern Munchen to real Madrid. He was also instrumental to the new Marco Reus deal with Borrusia Dortmund, which ensured he signed a new contract despite interest from Barcelona, Real Madrid, and Liverpool.
Jorge Mendes is the Super Agent that has achieved the most in the transfer business. Apart from being involved in the management of players like Cristiano Ronaldo, Thiago Silva, Jose Mourinho, Di Maria, De Gea, Diego Costa, Radamel Falcao and James Rodriguez. He has been involved in the completion and closure of mega-deals that have seen players switch clubs for multi-million deals. Among his high net worth bargain include the transfer of James Rodriguez from Monaco to Real Madrid after a good world cup campaign with Colombia. He was also central in the deal that Jorge Mendes has been successful in the transfer of Portuguese and South American Players to major leagues around the world. It’s not a wonder that Cristiano Ronaldo decided to repay his faith to him by buying him an island in Greece as a wedding present for the lucrative years of service they have enjoyed together.
In conclusion, in the past agents never received the accolades they deserved but today, players are in the forefront in showing their appreciation to their servants. Cristiano Ronaldo over did that by buying his agent Jorge Mendes an island in Greece.
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