Prostitutes, backpacks used for transfer of footballers: French Media
A report by Football Leaks has revealed that money has been put into prostitution and tax evasion schemes by a major transfer market dealer. As per the report, Doyen Sports deposited their profits in Panama, the Isle of Man, Malta or the British Virgin Islands. The report also said that Doyen officials tried to facilitate transfer of French footballer Geoffrey Kondogbia by offering prostitutes.
Football Leaks is an investigation being carried out by 12 European media organizations with an aim to expose the wrong doings in football all over the world. The group had earlier claimed to have information about tax evasions of Portugal's Cristiano Ronaldo and Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho. The group said that it would release its report in parts in three weeks.
What is Doyen Sports?
Doyen Sports is a private sports company owned by four brothers of Kazakh-Turkish origin. Doyen generally indulges itself with the third party ownerships of the footballer, which results in owning a portion of economic rights of the player.
Series of Whatsapp messages published
The French media has published a series of WhatsApp messages of Doyen officials, who are trying to facilitate the transfer of Geoffrey Kondogbia to Real Madrid. They have allegedly offered prostitutes to do so. Also, it has been reported that Doyen Sports has transferred $12 million into tax havens, the money which was the result of kickbacks to ease transfer of footballers.
Real Madrid denies the allegations
The French mid-fielder Geoffrey Kondogbia was eventually transferred to Sevilla, Monaco and then to Inter Milan. However, Real Madrid president Florentino Perez denied of being present at any party as claimed in the report.