Only a little more than a month has passed since Leroy Sané raised eyebrows in Munich by abruptly changing agencies, necessitating that Bayern Munich negotiate with his new representation from scratch.
Now, even before Sané’s new agency Lian Sports has formally taken over from David Beckham, its operator Fali Ramadani has been the target of a police raid at his luxury villa on the Spanish island of Mallorca (Bild).
Spanish police spent six hours searching Ramadani’s residence at Calvià, Mallorca. The Civil Guard, with the help of Europol, is investigating whether Ramadani may have laundered millions of euros through a Mallorcan company.
Ramadani will have to appear in criminal court in Madrid to make a statement. Ramadani told Bild, “I had a totally normal tax examination, just like everyone has to do. We’ll see what comes out of it.”
Ramadani was born in North Macedonia and has a German passport; and his agency, Lian Sports, is legally based on the island nation of Malta.
What “comes out of it” will probably determine whether the raid affects Sané’s potential transfer from Manchester City to Bayern Munich. Ramadani is supposedly regarded as a specialist at prying players away from clubs (although what agent isn’t?).
According to the latest report by kicker, meanwhile, Bayern may have doubts as to whether Sané really fits the club culture anyway.
Bayern bosses are having doubts on whether Leroy Sané has the necessary character that big players in the past like Lahm, Schweinsteiger, Kahn, Effenberg (etc) had and would identify with the club [Kicker]— Bayern & Germany (@iMiaSanMia) February 24, 2020
We will have more on that as the news is published online.