Football Leaks – Football Leaks: When Lopez and Ingla wanted to dominate the global transfer market

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<p class = "canvas-atom-canvas-text Mb (1.0em) Mb (0) – sm Mt (0.8em) – sm" type = "text" content = "France 3 Hauts de France and Mediacités, in association with Mediapart and the EIC media network reveal new elements from season two Football Leaks After the LOSC, the RC Lens, relations between Monaco and the former president of Valenciennes, they light Thursday the former activities of the leaders of Lille , Gérard Lopez and Marc Ingla France 3 Hauts de France and Mediacités, in association with Mediapart and the EIC media network, which handles a large leak of documents sent to the German weekly Der Spiegel, reveal new elements from season 2 Football Leaks. After the RC Lens Tuesday, the relations between Monaco and the former president of Valenciennes, Jean-Raymond Legrand, yesterday, they return this morning on the LOSC, already mentioned Monday. This Thursday, they illuminate the old activities of Lille leaders. When, in 2013, President Gérard Lopez and his current managing director, Marc Ingla, created the Kick Partners Players Agency, whose ambition was to conquer the global transfer market with a French partner named Stéphane Courbis. All our articles on Football leaks Before official buyout of LOSC (January 2017), Gérard Lopez, former boss of the Lotus team in Formula 1, wanted to invest 500 M € in "Companies that support and offer services to clubs and buy clubs to make them profitable". This project was also that of its partners in Mangrove Capital Partners, the American Mark Tluszcz and the German Hans-Jürgen Schmitz. The three men first created MPI (Mangrove Player Investments), a Luxembourg fund dedicated to acquiring the "economic rights" of players. A structure that had bought percentages from Brazilian players still minors to hold the rights before future transfers. Gold the practice of third-party ownership (TPO) will be banned by FIFA in 2015. In February 2013, another structure was born in Luxembourg, a player agency called Kick Partners. At the end of 2013, Mangrove's football activities were merged into a new entity, Mangrove Founders. Gérard Lopez holds 37.5%, his partner Hans-Jürgen Schmitz 25%. The rest is owned by Fedalk Investing, an offshore company domiciled in the British Virgin Islands. The accounts of Mangrove Founders for the year 2016 show that Kick Partners is an affiliated company, which it finances. Kick Partners' two mainstays are Spaniard Marc Ingla and Lebanese agent Rawad Kassis. The company's ambition is to become "The first football agency in the world" by bringing together 20 local subsidiaries covering the main football countries, more than 500 players and taking a long-term 5-10% share of a € 500 million global market, "Net commissions of 50 to 100 million euros". In France, Kick Partners relies on Stéphane Courbis, son of Rolland. The player's agent works or has worked with Robert Pires, Emmanuel Adebayor, Laurent Koscielny or Steve Mandanda. His ambition is immense. The company plans to control 74 players in France for a turnover (turnover) of € 4.19 million gross from the first year with a profit of € 1.38 million gross. In the fifth year, the turnover in France will reach 12.23 M € and profit 7.40 M €. "Control a club" or collaborate between agents federated by Kick Partners is also part of the strategy of this entity. With the agreement of the agency Spielerrat, partner of Kick Partners in Germany and representative of Lukasz Fabianski, Stéphane Courbis will try, in vain, to transfer the Polish goalkeeper Arsenal in a French club (OM, Monaco). Conversely, Spielerrat will propose Serge Aurier, represented by Courbis, to Bayer Leverkusen or Wolfsburg. In an email, Rawad Kassis details the distribution of the commissions planned in the case of a transfer of the Ivorian in Germany: "70% for Kick Partners and 30% for the German player representation agency Spielerrat on the commission linked to the salary of the player, 50% for Kick Partners and 50% for Spielerrat on the commission received from Toulouse FC on the transfer". Our colleagues also focused on the Brazilian part of the Kick Partners project. There where "Investments in third-party economic rights are very extensive and protected by local sports law", an agency document dated March 2014 said. In January 2017, France 3 Hauts de France, Mediacités and Médiapart had revealed that MPI, the Mangrove Founders subsidiary dedicated to the acquisition of players, had invested in economic rights. at least two minor players in Brazil: 22.5% of Gerson Santos da Silva's rights (subsequently reduced to 12.5%) and 30% of those of Alisson Farias. Two Brazilians among the players selected by the agency Kick Partners. The name of Douglas, another hope of Fluminense, 17 years old at the time, also appears in the portfolio. Mangrove also has economic rights to this player. This is confirmed, for example, by an email of April 28, 2016, in which Rawad's brother Raed Kassis, who is also a Kick Partners network agent, offers the young midfielder to AS Monaco Vice President Vadim Vasilyev. Players are therefore owned by third-party Mangrove Founders, represented by agents Kick Partners, a company also related to Mangrove Founders. The conflict of interest is not far. Because the agency can privilege the immediate profits of Mangrove, to the detriment of the career of the young Brazilians. "We have a fairly large player agency and this can increase the possibility of taking young players" – Gérard Lopez, planning to buy a D 2 club in Spain in 2014 On December 16, 2014, Gérard Lopez had mentioned Kick Partners at Spanish newspaper La Voz de Galicia while he was looking to buy the club Deportivo Lugo (D2, ESP): "We have a fairly large player agency and that can increase the possibility of taking young players. " Let's summarize: a fund to buy economic rights of players (MPI); an agency to guide their career and take commissions (Kick Partners); a club for transit. All the links in the chain are almost together. Still, six days later, a FIFA circular marks the end of the third property (TPO). Its ban will come into effect on May 1, 2015. The activities of the MPI fund are therefore condemned. In January 2017, Marc Ingla, the other host of the Kick Partners network, will accompany Gérard Lopez in his recovery of LOSC. "Kick Partners is out of business", says the president of LOSC. The only activity of Marc Ingla will be the management of LOSC Lille as managing director. " In 2017, Marc Ingla draws his plan to develop the LOSC Kick Partners no longer exists today. The company was placed in voluntary liquidation then canceled on June 28, 2018. The MPI fund, it still exists. He has not yet cashed all the economic rights he had acquired on players before the ban on TPO. His 2017 accounts announce that "The sale by the Company of the economic rights of a player in 2018 will provide a product of € 121,000". "data-reactid =" 31 "> France 3 Hauts de France and Mediacités, in association with Mediapart and the EIC media network, reveal new elements from the Football Leaks season 2. After the LOSC, the RC Lens, the relations between Monaco and the former president of Valenciennes, they light Thursday the former activities of the leaders of Lille, Gerard Lopez and Marc Ingla France 3 Hauts de France and Mediacities, in association with Mediapart and the EIC media network, which deals with a vast leak of documents sent to the German weekly Der Spiegel, reveal new elements from season 2 Football Leaks. After the RC Lens Tuesday, the relations between Monaco and the former president of Valenciennes, Jean-Raymond Legrand, yesterday, they return this morning on the LOSC, already mentioned Monday. This Thursday, they illuminate the old activities of Lille leaders. When, in 2013, President Gérard Lopez and his current managing director, Marc Ingla, created the Kick Partners Players Agency, whose ambition was to conquer the global transfer market with a French partner named Stéphane Courbis. All our articles on Football leaks Before the official LOSC takeover (January 2017), Gérard Lopez, former boss of the Lotus team in Formula 1, wanted to invest 500 M € in "Companies that support and offer services to clubs and buy clubs to make them profitable". This project was also that of its partners in Mangrove Capital Partners, the American Mark Tluszcz and the German Hans-Jürgen Schmitz. The three men first created MPI (Mangrove Player Investments), a Luxembourg fund dedicated to acquiring the "economic rights" of players. A structure that had bought percentages from Brazilian players still minors to hold the rights before future transfers. However, the practice of third-party property (TPO) will be banned by FIFA in 2015. In February 2013, another structure was born in Luxembourg, a player agency called Kick Partners. At the end of 2013, Mangrove's football activities were merged into a new entity, Mangrove Founders. Gérard Lopez holds 37.5%, his partner Hans-Jürgen Schmitz 25%. The rest is owned by Fedalk Investing, an offshore company domiciled in the British Virgin Islands. The accounts of Mangrove Founders for the year 2016 show that Kick Partners is an affiliated company, which it finances. Kick Partners' two mainstays are Spaniard Marc Ingla and Lebanese agent Rawad Kassis. The company's ambition is to become "The first football agency in the world" by bringing together 20 local subsidiaries covering the main football countries, more than 500 players and taking a long-term 5-10% share of a € 500 million global market, "Net commissions of 50 to 100 million euros". In France, Kick Partners relies on Stéphane Courbis, son of Rolland. The player's agent works or has worked with Robert Pires, Emmanuel Adebayor, Laurent Koscielny or Steve Mandanda. His ambition is immense. The company plans to control 74 players in France for a turnover (turnover) of € 4.19 million gross from the first year with a profit of € 1.38 million gross. In the fifth year, the turnover in France will reach 12.23 M € and profit 7.40 M €. "Control a club" or collaborate between agents federated by Kick Partners is also part of the strategy of this entity. With the agreement of the agency Spielerrat, partner of Kick Partners in Germany and representative of Lukasz Fabianski, Stéphane Courbis will try, in vain, to transfer the Polish goalkeeper Arsenal in a French club (OM, Monaco). Conversely, Spielerrat will propose Serge Aurier, represented by Courbis, to Bayer Leverkusen or Wolfsburg. In an email, Rawad Kassis details the distribution of the commissions planned in the case of a transfer of the Ivorian in Germany: "70% for Kick Partners and 30% for the German player representation agency Spielerrat on the commission linked to the salary of the player, 50% for Kick Partners and 50% for Spielerrat on the commission received from Toulouse FC on the transfer". Our colleagues also focused on the Brazilian part of the Kick Partners project. There where "Investments in third-party economic rights are very extensive and protected by local sports law", an agency document dated March 2014 said. In January 2017, France 3 Hauts de France, Mediacités and Médiapart had revealed that MPI, the Mangrove Founders subsidiary dedicated to the acquisition of players, had invested in economic rights. at least two minor players in Brazil: 22.5% of Gerson Santos da Silva's rights (subsequently reduced to 12.5%) and 30% of those of Alisson Farias. Two Brazilians among the players selected by the agency Kick Partners. The name of Douglas, another hope of Fluminense, 17 years old at the time, also appears in the portfolio. Mangrove also has economic rights to this player. This is confirmed, for example, by an email of April 28, 2016, in which Rawad's brother Raed Kassis, who is also a Kick Partners network agent, offers the young midfielder to AS Monaco Vice President Vadim Vasilyev. Players are therefore owned by third-party Mangrove Founders, represented by agents Kick Partners, a company also related to Mangrove Founders. The conflict of interest is not far. Because the agency can privilege the immediate profits of Mangrove, to the detriment of the career of the young Brazilians. "We have a fairly large player agency and this can increase the possibility of taking young players" – Gérard Lopez, planning to buy a D 2 club in Spain in 2014 On December 16, 2014, Gérard Lopez had mentioned Kick Partners at Spanish newspaper La Voz de Galicia while he was looking to buy the club Deportivo Lugo (D2, ESP): "We have a fairly large player agency and that can increase the possibility of taking young players. " Let's summarize: a fund to buy economic rights of players (MPI); an agency to guide their career and take commissions (Kick Partners); a club for transit. All the links in the chain are almost together. Still, six days later, a FIFA circular marks the end of the third property (TPO). Its ban will come into effect on May 1, 2015. The activities of the MPI fund are therefore condemned. In January 2017, Marc Ingla, the other host of the Kick Partners network, will accompany Gérard Lopez in his recovery of LOSC. "Kick Partners is out of business", says the president of LOSC. The only activity of Marc Ingla will be the management of LOSC Lille as managing director. " In 2017, Marc Ingla plans his plan to develop LOSC Kick Partners does not exist anymore. The company was placed in voluntary liquidation then canceled on June 28, 2018. The MPI fund, it still exists. He has not yet cashed all the economic rights he had acquired on players before the ban on TPO. His 2017 accounts announce that "The sale by the Company of the economic rights of a player in 2018 will provide a product of € 121,000".