Mitrovic Newcastle move probed by police

  • Mitrovic Newcastle move probed by police

Mitrovic Newcastle move probed by police

Police have arrested two people, including a player's agent, as part of an global money laundering and corruption investigation in soccer.

Belgian police cooperated with their Monaco and British counterparts, leading to the arrest of the agent in Monaco.

Prosecutors said they are connected with an investigation into the £13m (€18m) transfer of Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic from Belgian club Anderlecht to Newcastle in England in 2015.

Henrotay is the man who was held in Monaco in the latest round of raids.

Prior to this, the website explain the renowned Belgian agent was already in a dispute after one of his former collaborators, Peter Smeets, accused Henrotay of pocketing a €6m commission from Youri Tielemans' transfer to Monaco, with Smeets filing a complaint about the issue.

Brussels prosecutors said that several raids took place in Monaco, Belgium and London on Tuesday and Wednesday.

Two people have been arrested in connection with an inquiry in Belgium into alleged fraud involving the transfer of football players.

His transfer from Anderlecht - Belgium's most successful club - involved the agents Pini Zahavi and Fali Ramadani, the Derniere Heure newspaper reported at the time of the initial raids in April.

The earlier raids saw officers search the Anderlecht training centre as well as the Belgian FA headquarters and the offices of One Goal Management company which specialises in transfers.