Football agents are very important in football because they have the duty of transacting various forms of deals for their clients. Some footballers prefer to employ agents who are not related to them, while few others prefer to employ their close relations as football agents.
Some footballers prefer to employ their parents, especially fathers, as their football agents. This article will focus on the top 5 footballers who hired their patent as their football agent.
1. Arjen Robben:
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Arjen Robben is a football legend who was best known for his exploits in Bayern Munich. Arjen Robben hired his father, Hans Robben, to be his agent. Hans is a licensed football agent. Hans is a well-known agent whose main goal has always been to negotiate the best deals for his client.
When Arjen Robben wanted to move from Real Madrid to Bayern Munich, it was Hans that negotiated the deal which was worth around €25 million. Hans also made €4.5 million from the deal.
2. Lionel Messi:
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Lionel Messi's agent is his father, Jorge Messi. Jorge Messi is responsible for negotiating all of Messi's contracts. Jorge has also been the one who manages all of his son's off-field issues which includes the tax evasion issues he had some few years ago. Jorge Messi collects huge fees for every contract that Lionel Messi has ever signed.
3. Juan Mata:
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Juan Mata is a Manchester United player and he hired his father, Juan Manuel Mata Rodriguez to be his agent. Manuel Mata was once a footballer and he knows all it takes to represent a footballer as an agent. Apart from representing his son, Manuel Mata also represents other players. Manuel Mata is among the founding partners of JM10Sport Player's Agency.
4. Eden Hazard:
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Before 2019, Eden Hazard did not have a representative. He preferred to handle his transfer dealings by himself. However, after his father, Thierry Hazard got his license in 2019, he took over as Hazard's agent. Hazard was the person who handled his transfer from Lille to Chelsea in 2012, however, his father was the person who handled his transfer from Chelsea to Real Madrid.
5. Neymar Junior:
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Neymar Junior is another top player who hired his father to be his agent. Neymar Senior has been his son's agent since he dumped his former agent, Wagner Ribero. Since taking over as Neymar Junior's agent, Neymar Senior has overseen his son's big-money moves.
Neymar Senior was the one who negotiated the deal which saw his son join Barcelona from Santos in 2013. He also negotiated Neymar's move to PSG in 2017. It won't be surprising if Neymar Senior also negotiates another big-money move for his son before the end of his career.
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