When a transfer in the football industry is on the horizon, football agents must not be absent. They arrange the transfers and earn substantial bonuses. Which agents have the most valuable portfolios?
Summer is the best time of the year for football agents. Not because of the weather or the free work, on the contrary, they have plenty of it. But if they are successful, they are also rewarded handsomely.
And which agents have the most valuable portfolios? According to a ranking compiled by SportingPedia, Jonathan Barnett has the biggest empire with ICM Stellar Sports.
He has 794 players in his stable, with Eduardo Camavinga and Jack Grealish among the biggest stars, and he has also represented Gareth Bale throughout his career.
The total value of Barnett’s players is €1,510,000,000. The average value of a player is €1,901,763.
In second place is probably the most famous agent in the world, Jorge Mendes. The biggest star of his company Gestifute is the icon Cristiano Ronaldo, then José Mourinho and the vast majority of the Portuguese national team, led by Ruben Dias, Bernardo Silva or João Cancelo.
Unlike Barnett, he specialises in fewer players, so he only has 137 footballers in his stable. Even so, they are worth €1,200,000,000, so the average value of a player is almost €9 million.
Third in the ranking is Italian Paolo Busardo with CAA Base. His stable amounts to 557 players worth 852,740,000 euros. The average value per player is thus 1.5 million euros.
In fourth place we find the only woman in the ranking. Rafaela Pimenta has taken over the agenda from the late Mino Raiola and is coddling the likes of Erling Haaland, Paul Pogba, Matthijs de Ligt and Marco Verratti in her stable. However, he only works with 74 players.
The fifth is Pini Zahavi, who you may know as the agent of Robert Lewandowski or Christopher Nkunku. He too concentrates on a smaller number of players.
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