THE BIG MOVERS AND SHAKERS
WASSERMAN Main man: Rob Jansen, agent to Everton manager Ronald Koeman. Paid transactions, England’s top two divisions, 2015-16: 56. Big 2017 move (so far): Jay-Roy Grot to Leeds.
Clients include: Virgil Van Dijk, Daley Blind, John Stones.
Show me the money: Part of a global talent agency working in various sports that earned £90m in fees for deals last year. STELLAR GROUP Main man: Jonathan Barnett, who made his name via cricketer Brian Lara and boxer Lennox Lewis. Paid transactions, England’s top two divisions, 2015-16: 53 Big 2017 move: Gylfi Sigurdsson (left) to Everton, £45m. Clients include: Gareth Bale, Adam Lallana, Luke Shaw. Show me the money: The agency had annual income or £20.7m in last accounts and profits of £7.9m. BASE SOCCER Main man: Leon Angel, agent to ex-England boss Roy Hodgson.
Paid transactions, England’s top two divisions, 2015-16: 45. Big 2017 move: Kyle Walker, £50m Spurs to Man City. Clients include: Aaron Ramsey, Danny Rose, Maya Yoshida, Nathaniel Chalobah. Show me the money: Turnover £10m, last accounts; 31 agency employees earned £5.4m, averaging £174,000 each. One director earned £867,000.
MAGUIRE TAX & LEGAL Main man: Mino Raiola Paid transactions, England’s top two divisions, 2015-16: 4 Big 2017 move: Romelu Lukaku, £75m to Man Utd. Clients include: Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan. Show me the money: Raiolo profited by £41.39m from the deal that took Pogba from Juve to Manchester United, from both the clubs and Pogba combined.
GESTIFUTEMain man: Jorge Mendes, agent to Jose Mourinho. Paid transactions, England’s top two divisions, 2015-16: 2. Big 2017 moves: Bernardo Silva (left) and Ederson to Man City for £78.3m. Clients include: Cristiano Ronaldo (right), James Rodriguez, Diego Costa. Show me the money: Has earned more than any agent in any sport, ever, bar America’s Scott Boras, who has 175 baseball clients.