- Reportedly, Neot recently hired Kia Joorabchian as his agent.
- Coutinho, Paulinho and Willian share the same agent.
- This move could turn out to be another shady deal from the board.
According to RAC1's highly-reliable journalist Gerard Romero, Valencia's goalkeeper Neto recently appointed Kia Joorabchian as his new agent. Reportedly, this could be the real reason behind Barca choosing the 29-year-old as ter Stegen's next back-up.
As a reminder, it isn't the first time Barca's board does business with the super-agent. Philippe Coutinho is also one of Kia's clients and the Iranian was the one who facilitated his move from Liverpool back in January 2018.
Kia with Coutinho at Camp Nou:
Paulinho is another Brazilian who shares the same agent. In case you forget, the midfielder's spell at Barcelona has been one of the most confusing deals in the club's history. He first joined from Chinese club Guangzhou Evergrande for €40m only to move back one year later for €42m.
Chelsea's Willian is also represented by Joorabchian. The winger has been linked with a potential move to Barca several times over the past few years. Now it becomes evident that the agent's ties with Barcelona could be the reason why news outlets insist this much on a potential deal between The Blues and The Catalans.