Burnley, Wolves, Liverpool and the six controversial transfers of three-agent representation
Six transfers have seen the same agent represent all three parties involved this season, an exclusive analysis of data released by the FA has revealed.
The FA has published a list of all football transactions involving an agent in 2020/21.
These transactions include items such as new contracts, transfers and loans, and cover all professional clubs in the country.
An exclusive Reach Data Unit analysis found that six of these agreements involved the controversial practice of triple representation, while 1,378 others involved double representation.
Triple representation is where one agent represents the player, buying club and selling club in a transaction, while double representation is where they represent two of the parties.
These practices are neither illegal nor against the rules, but are controversial.
The five agreements which involved a triple representation are:
Burnley signing of Benn Ward using intermediary Elliott Raggio
wolves signing of Ki-Jana Hoever from Liverpool with Jeroen Hoogewerf acting as intermediary
Western ham loaning Watford’s Craig Dawson using Unique Sports Management as an intermediary
QPR signature of Robert Dickie of Oxford using James Grant (UK) Ltd as intermediary
shell signature of Lewie Coyle of Fleetwood using David Hartley as an intermediary
Mansfield Jordan Bowery signing of MK Dons using Tim Webb as a middleman