Meet The Top 10 Most Powerful Football Agents In Business
Football’s powerful agents play an equally important role as the players in football world these days.
They are the ones who pocket millions in transfer deals by managing crucial negotiations between top footballers and clubs.
Lets have a look at the ten best agents in footballing world-
01: Jorge Mendes
Renowned all around the globe for sharing a deep relationship with Real Madrid superstar Cristiano Ronaldo, Mendes also represents Diego Costa (Chelsea), David De Gea (Manchester United), Jose Mourinho, Angel Di Maria (PSG), James Rodriguez (Real Madrid) and Renato Sanches (Bayern Munich).
02: Mino Raiola
Famous for pocketing €27 million of Paul Pogba’s record breaking transfer, super agent Raiola also has Zlatan Ibrahimovic (Manchester United), Romelu Lukaku (Everton), Blaise Matuidi (PSG) and Mario Balotelli (Nice) on his books.
03: Jean-Pierre Bernes
Antoine Griezmann and Karim Benzema were under his flagship earlier in their careers. Zinedine Zidane, Laurent Blanc and Eric Cantona were other big names under his wing.
Currently he serves Frank Ribery (Bayern Munich), Jeremy Mathieu (Barcelona) and Samir Nasri (Sevilla).
04: Jonathan Barnett
He was behind Gareth Bale’s then-record transfer to Real Madrid from Tottenham Hotspur in 2013. In addition, he also manages the likes of Luke Shaw (Manchester United), Joe Hart (Torino) and Adrien Silva (Sporting Lisbon).
05: Mondial Promotions
The powerful agency has taken up the initiative of managing the careers of top football stars like Olivier Giroud (Arsenal), N’golo Kante (Chelsea), Philippe Coutinho (Liverpool), Douglas Costa (Bayern Munich), Hugo Lloris (Tottenham Hotspur) and West Ham’s want-away star Dimitri Payet.
06: Wagner Ribeiro
The South American super agent is in charge of handling Brazilian star Neymar’s leftover.
07: Kia Joorabchian
Charismatic businessman, Joorabchian was involved in recent big money Chinese deals that included Carlos Tevez’s switch to Shanghai Shenhua. He also brokered David Luiz’s return to Chelsea in the summer of 2016.
08: Jose Otin
Famous Spanish agent is the one to call for if you desire to pluck a player from La Liga. Fernando Torres (Atletico Madrid), Pedro (Chelsea), Jesus Navas (Manchester City) and Javi Martinez (Bayern Munich) are all under his leadership.
09: Volker Struth
Struth’s German firm Sports Total has lured big names such as Toni Kroos (Real Madrid), Marco Reus (Borussia Dortmund) and Benedikt Howedes (Schalke) over the past years.
10: Ahmet Bulut
Arda Turan (Barcelona) is the Turkish agent’s most prized asset. Gokhan Tore, Emre Belozoglu and Ozan Tufan are among his other notable belongings.