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Football quiz: how well do you know your agents?

How much do you know about the characters who grease the wheels of the transfer window merry-go-round?

"If Mario Balotelli had Zlatan Ibrahimovic's head, Lionel Messi would have fewer Ballon d'Or awards." Which agent said it?

Jorge Mendes

Aidy Ward

Mino Raiola

Jerome Anderson

"[He] is deeply religious, and in Rome there is the Pope." The agent Sergio Barila believed the draw of being close to the pontiff could persuade which player to move to Italy?

Carlos Bacca

Kaká

Daniel Sturridge

Edinson Cavani

"People say I'm a one-man band. I'm too big for that. I'm a one-man orchestra." Which humble soul said it?

Barry Silkman

Jorge Mendes

Aidy Ward

Eric Hall

"He is a champion. I know that if [Manchester United] give Falcao five complete matches, I am convinced that he would score goals in practically all of those matches." Which agent said it?

Mino Raiola

Jorge Mendes

Jonathan Barnett

Kia Joorabchian

"[He] is like Modigliani and is worth €170m." Which goalkeeper was Mino Raiola talking up?

David de Gea

Gianluigi Donnarumma

Thibaut Courtois

Manuel Neuer

“I don’t know anybody that has a camel coat and a cigar in our office.” Which agent said it?

Eric Hall

Jorge Mendes

Jonathan Barnett

Kia Joorabchian

"No-one can ever question the passion and commitment that has been shown by the players … wouldn’t it be wonderful if the supporters really got behind the manager, really got behind the team? Sometimes supporters forget these are young men. They need your support. To go on to the football pitch with fear is the worst thing you can do. That is why some of the best results have been away from home." Which club's critical supporters was the agent Jerome Anderson having a go at?

Arsenal fans

Blackburn Rovers fans

Aston Villa fans

Newcastle fans

"There are three big clubs in the world that want to sign [him] and pay a clause of €200m.” Which player was the agent Wagner Ribeiro talking about?

Neymar

Lionel Messi

Gareth Bale

Hulk

"He counts on his fingers, the kid doesn't know how to add up." The agent Daniel Fonseca made these claims about which former client?

Mario Balotelli

Andrea Pirlo

Diego Costa

Luis Suárez

"[He] is the best agent I dealt with, without a doubt. He was responsible, looked after his players … and was very fair with clubs.” Alex Ferguson had this praise for which agent?

Paul Stretford

Jorge Mendes

Jonathan Barnett

Jerome Anderson

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