Sir Alex Ferguson says Mendes is ‘the best agent I dealt with, without a doubt’. He next helped midfielder Costinha get his break, from lowly Nacional to Monaco, then took winger Capucho from little Vitoria Guimaraes to Porto. Let’s discuss the Top 5 clients that Jorge Mendes has under his control at his player agency by the name of Gestifute. A deal to bring Boly to the Black Country permanently has now been ‘activated’ according to Porto’s director of communications Francisco Marques. We are no longer accepting comments on this article. Rumours of numerous possible routes out repeatedly evaporated over Boly’s two seasons in the second division, notably when a €5m agreement with Fiorentina came to nothing, as Bourgoin demanded a higher fee. 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However it is likely that his future will only be resolved after the World Cup, with Silva having been selected in Portugal's squad for the tournament in Russia. GestiFute’s client list contains 58 names, two of them managers, Mourinho and Valencia’s Nuno Espirito Santo, the former goalkeeper known as Nuno. Be sure not to miss out on the latest news about football, Download our brand new App and follow your favorite players, clubs, and much more. He is, simultaneously, a key figure in a dynamic marketplace where you can rise on hard work and talent; a major player in a parasitic industry where hangers-on prosper; and a key figure in the often murky waters of vested interests where just a few people control many of the players and, arguably, the clubs. By Euro 2008, Mendes was representing every major Portuguese footballer. CLICK THROUGH THE GALLERY ABOVE TO SEE MENDES’ BIG NAME CLIENTS. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Mendes has reportedly negotiated around $1.2 billion in contracts for his clients and typically brings in around $100 million per year at Gestifute. Though John Ruddy made the division’s official team of the year last term, it’s thought Nuno Espirito Santo could look to add extra competition between the Molineux sticks. And not just one. Via his company GestiFute he also owns stakes in many players. By 20 he was playing semi-professional football as a left winger. 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That attitude proved essential, as Boly, impressing incoming manager Paulo Fonseca after centre-back Aderlan Santos departed, played his way into the Braga senior side. Mendes, married with five children, carries four mobile phones, is fluent in English, Spanish, French and Italian, and also acts as a consultant to other agencies who own and trade in players. On the move: Defender Eliaquim Mangala joined Premier League champions Manchester City this summer, Big reputation: Gestifute's client contains 58 names thanks to Mendes' increasing influence in the game, Meeting: Mendes helped Valencia manager Nuno move to Deportivo La Coruna when the boss was 22. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. We provide email, phone, address, along with clients info for thousands of entertainment professionals. At the age of 16, Boly was spotted by Auxerre where he was swiftly promoted to the senior side before signing his first professional deal in 2011. Robert Carter, 29, started fostering three of the children in December 2018 before finding out that they had been separated from their two sisters for six months. The Portuguese businessman has a company called Gestifute, which manages over 100 players and several of the best managers in the world right now. Reports from Portuguese newspaper, The Ball, claim that Jorge Mendes collected around £18.1 million in commissions during the 2020 summer transfer window itself. The business of football has several great agents but there are only two who monopolize the highest number of clients right now, Mino Raiola and Jorge Mendes. We take a look at Gestifute's top clients and potential targets, Sign up NOW to get the latest Wolves news direct to your inbox. You can unsubscribe at any time. With a typical ‘take’ of 10 per cent commission per deal, he will have cleared some £20m-plus this summer, and £100m-plus in commissions alone in his career. “I’m contracted to Stoke,” Butland told the Telegraph . He founded his agency, Gestifute, in 1996 in his native Portugal after a stint as a DJ. By helping the young Nuno, Mendes was on his way, a fledgling agent at 30. Wolverhampton Wanderers have been linked with a move for Josef De Souza - the man who so very nearly moved to the West Midlands last summer. Wolves boss Nuno Espirito Santo knows all about the Portuguese defender, a client of his agent Jorge Mendes. But Mendes is on good terms with their CEO, Marco Fassone, and their sporting director, Massimiliano Mirabelli. And that does not take into account the potential £51.3m final transfer involved in Colombian striker Radamel Falcao’s move from Monaco to Manchester United. The notorious super-agent has a very close relationship with megastar Cristiano Ronaldo - who famously bought Mendes a Greek island as a wedding present in 2015. Police chief vows 'not to patrol' border as England enters lockdown as Wales leaves 'firebreak', West Mercia chief constable Anthony Bangham said he would not station officers on the England-Wales boundary as one lockdown begins and another ends, BEHEAD all drug dealers says Sharon Osbourne, Wife of reformed Brummie hellraiser Ozzy Osbourne urges execution of those who deal in narcotics, New pictures of 'amazing' mosque set to be big tourist attraction in Birmingham. We provide email, phone, address, along with clients info for thousands of entertainment professionals. The super-agent also pocketed a small fortune while negotiating Diogo Jota's £41 million move from Wolves to Liverpool. The latest name is that of De Souza, who almost made the move to rivals West Bromwich Albion last summer, reports from Turkey (via Sport Witness ) are suggesting. explains more about how we use your data, and your rights. Those who know him say he is engaging and provides good pastoral care. Robert Carter, 29, started fostering three of the children in December 2018 before finding out that they had been separated from their two sisters for six months. For much of the 2014/15 season, the Frenchman found himself as a Braga B team regular, playing in Portugal’s lower divisions. When you subscribe we will use the information you provide to send you these newsletters. Nearly 25 years later, Jorge Mendes is now one of the biggest football agents in the world and is showing no signs of slowing down. Mendes also brokered deals for Nelson Semedo (Barcelona to Wolves, £37m), James Rodriguez (Real Madrid to Everton, £20m), Matt Doherty (Wolves to Tottenham, £15m), Helder Costa (Wolves to Leeds, £16m), Carlos Vinicius (Benfica to Tottenham, loan) this summer.