The super agent who transferred over a billion dollars in transfers
He is 46 years old, he is Portuguese, he could not succeed as a player and he had a video library. His name is Jorge Mendes and he is known as the super agent, the man who revolutionized the football transfer market.
Mendes, along with his representative firm Gestifute, was responsible for over 20% of transfers in a market that broke all records by generating more than $ 2.1 billion.
Thanks to him, Manchester United covered all sports pages with the surprise hiring of Colombian Radamel Falcao and the most expensive signing in British football history, Argentinian Ángel di María, which cost more than 98 million euros. dollars.
He was also the one who pulled the strings for the arrival of Colombian James Rodríguez at Real Madrid, Spanish-Brazilian Diego Costa in Chelsea and Frenchman Eliaquim Mangala in Manchester City.
Given Manchester United’s option to buy Falcao (this year he got a loan of US $ 10million), the footballers Mendes represents have played in five of the seven most expensive signings in the transfer window. which has just ended (June, July and August). ), generating over US $ 400 million.