‘We don’t select players based on their agent’: Arsenal chief Vinai Venkatesham dismisses ‘crazy’ concerns over links with super-agent Kia Joorabchian after signing his clients David Luiz, Cedric Soares and Willian
- Arsenal’s Vinai Venkatesham has dismissed club’s links to Kia Joorabchian
- Eyebrows have been raised as the amount of work with the agent has increased
- Joorabchian represents David Luiz, Cedric Soares and summer arrival Willian
- He is also agent for Philippe Coutinho, who was heavily linked with Arsenal
Arsenal chief Vinai Venkatesham has dismissed concerns about the club’s links with Kia Joorabchian, insisting it would be ‘a crazy strategy’ to let an agent influence their transfer policy.
Super-agent Joorabchian is close to Arsenal’s technical director Edu, though not his agent, and also the club’s former head of football Raul Sanllehi.
And eyebrows have been raised as the amount of work Arsenal have done with Joorabchian has increased.
Agent Kia Joorabchian represents David Luiz (R), Cedric Soares and summer arrival Willian