Super agents Jonathan Barnett and Mino Raiola to share same stage at WFS Live

Super agents Jonathan Barnett and Mino Raiola to share same stage at WFS Live

Super agents Jonathan Barnett and Mino Raiola to share same stage at WFS Live 2560 1440 WFS Live

Jonathan Barnett and Mino Raiola – respectively named Forbes’ No.1 and No.5 most powerful sports agents in 2019 – will share the WFS Live stage on Thursday, November 26 (4:05pm CET) in what will be one of the most hotly anticipated panels of our second edition.

Barnett and Raiola, who represent some of the biggest names in the sport, will be joined by The Football Forum director Daniele Boccucci and renowned Italian football journalist Gianluca Di Marzio who will moderate the panel.

Up for debate in their Setting the record straight: Understanding football agents like never before panel will be the future of agents and players.

This comes amid a backdrop of calls from FIFA to bring greater scrutiny to the finances behind transfer and contractual negotiations, as well as counters from the likes of Barnett and Raiola that have previously warned of legal action over possible salary caps.

Widely considered one of the most powerful sports agents in the world, Barnett founded The Stellar Group in 1992 alongside David Manasseh and has since transformed Stellar into one of the biggest agencies in the world.

Barnett – named Forbes’ 2019 No.1 Sports Agent in the world – gained prominence for his role in brokering Gareth Bale’s record-move to Real Madrid in 2013 and this year saw his Stellar Group acquired by Hollywood talent agency ICM.

It’s very easy to explain who Mino Raiola is. One should simply recall the names of the players he assisted from the 90s until today and ask them to talk about Mino Raiola. In fact, he combines his extraordinary professional expertise with a personal relationship with the players that is exemplified in one of the main claims of its company: “We are family”. He was also named in the top-five of Forbes’ 2019 list of the most powerful sports agents on the planet.

Established in 2019, The Football Forum – of which Boccucci is a director – describes itself as “an international movement of football agents and players” that aims to develop best practice and maintain the highest employment standards for its members and beyond.

Boccucci was formerly with the Court of Arbitration for Sport before joining The Football Forum, that has Forbes’ top-four football agents in the world on its board: Barnett, Raiola, Jorge Mendes, and Roger Wittmann.“To secure your spot at #WFSLive and make sure you don’t miss out on this meeting of the Super Agents, you can book your ticket HERE.