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“Everything comes back”–Agent thinks karma will hit Liverpool star, furious about split



“Everything comes back”–Agent thinks karma will hit Liverpool star, furious about split

Darwin Nunez’s former agent has hit out at the player and Jorge Mendes, believing the forward was stolen from his agency before his move to Liverpool.

Nunez is currently represented by Mendes and his Gestifute agency, having joined them when he was in Portugal, where they represent a number of players in and outside of the country.

It was they who helped finalise his €80m move to Liverpool in July, with the striker swapping agencies in April last year ahead of his major summer transfer.

Before that he had been represented by agent Edgardo Lasalvia who had managed the player during his time in his native Uruguay, where he represents a number of players, as well as his time in Spain with Almeria and then at Benfica.

He publicly criticised the player’s decision to swap agencies at this time last year, even insisting he would fight to ensure he received some of the commission that had been paid out from his move to Liverpool.

A year later he is still hurting over the player’s decision to leave him and believes karma will come back to bite those involved in what he considers a robbery.

“I had no chance to talk to Darwin,” he told El Observador.

“I found out when he came with six bodyguards and did not want to speak at the airport, where Juanjo Acevedo was. I had sent a boy from the company to look for him.

“There I tried to call him and from a message from WhatsApp he told me that he loved me very much, that he would always be my friend, blah blah blah but that he was going to start a new path with another company, and he blocked me. I had no right to reply.

“Everyone chooses how they want to live life, but there is karma, and everything comes back. You have to handle yourself as a good person and you have to have a memory. It is impossible that you do not have a memory.

“He didn’t go with Jorge Mendes, he left with another agent, the same as (Nicolás) Otamendi. When he was in Benfica they did a little job like an ant, they started to eat his head.

“I got angry when I lost Darwin. It broke me in half because I adore the kid, but I understood that it’s business.”


Liverpool moves for transfer from‘sister’ team as FSG partners seek PSG stake from $2.5bn fund

Welcome to the daily Media Digest. From transfers to tweets, it can be hard to keep up with everything going on in the Anfield sphere. Credible, incredible and anything in between: we round it all up in one place here, taking a sideways look at the day’s media goings-on from around the world.


FSG partners set sights on PSG

Liverpool, of course, is owned by FSG. But that also means it has a number of indirect stakeholders.

John Henry’s group has taken on investment at various points over the years. Most famously from a Liverpool perspective, LeBron James traded in his direct two per cent stake in the club for a one per cent slice of the FSG empire, a share he has since increased. But there are other investors on board.

Among them is Arctos Sports Partners. The group acquired a stake in FSG back in 2020, by extension securing an indirect interest in Liverpool. And a $2.5bn (£2bn/€2.3bn) fund created to invest in various other sports opportunities is now set to close, having reached its fundraising target.

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According to Bloomberg, Arctos has set its sights on a stake in PSG. The French giant has been seeking further investment since last year, partly in order to proceed with plans for a new stadium, and wants to part ways with 10 to 15 per cent of the club. At its current valuation, a 10 per cent stake would be worth around $437m (£320m/€400m).

What Arctos plans to do with the rest of the investment fund remains to be seen. Theo Epstein, former general manager of the FSG-owned Boston Red Sox, was brought on as an advisor in 2021 (ECHO).

Liverpool seeks ‘sister’ transfer

Interestingly, Arctos also has a stake in Atalanta. While there is no indication that Liverpool and FSG are looking to tap that connection, a player from the Serie A side has been linked with a switch to Anfield.

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According to Corriere dello Sport (via Sport Witness), Liverpool is set to go toe-to-toe with Juventus for Teun Koopmeiners. The Dutch midfielder is coveted by both clubs, but the interest from England ‘could become a problem’ for the Old Lady.

Liverpool has ‘taken the first steps’ to sign Koopmeiners, who is valued ‘well over’ $38m (£30m/€35m). Juventus has balked at such a price.

It’s unclear whether Liverpool and FSG are content with that kind of transfer fee, but the Reds do seem to have the 25-year-old on their radar. For Arctos, at least, this would be something of a ‘sister’ deal.

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