Forbes magazine has ranked the most powerful sports agents in 2015 with five names from the world of football included.
In football, an agent is an integral part of the game for the very top stars – negotiating and brokering lucrative transfers and playing contracts as well as image rights deals, endorsements and much more besides.
5. Mino Raiola
The Italian’s client list includes Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mario Balotelli, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Gregory van der Wiel, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Blaise Matuidi. According to Forbes Raiola has earned commission of $28.6m in 2015 and has contracts worth $285.7m.