Player's Agent Arrested in Money Laundering Soccer Probe

Jose Verdugo
Setiembre 12, 2019

Belgian police cooperated with their Monaco and British counterparts, leading to the arrest of the agent in Monaco.

As part of an ongoing investigation into corruption within football, Thibaut Courtois' agent, Christophe Henrotay, has been arrested in Monaco after having been previously accused of money laundering and corruption.

Prosecutors said they are connected with an investigation into the £13m (€18m) transfer of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic from Belgian club Anderlecht to Newcastle in England in 2015.

The report goes on to reveal that Henrotay will be questioned by Belgian officials in Monaco on Thursday before a decision is made on whether he is to return to his native country. The agent is suspected of collecting undue commissions over players' transfers.

The recent police raids included four in Monaco, two in Belgium and one in London.

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The inquiry is separate from Belgium's so-called "footballgate" scandal, which has resulted in 20 suspects being charged since October 2018, including agents, referees and club officials, in a vast investigation into fraud and match-fixing.

Pini Zahavi and Fali Ramadani were reportedly involved in the deal, and police ended up raiding the Belgian side's training ground, as well as the company One Goal management, who specialise in football transfers.

"The facts involve notably money-laundering operations and private corruption in the context of football player transfers", the prosecutor's office said in a statement.

In April, Anderlecht premises were searched in connection with that inquiry.

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