The Guardia Civil searched Fali Ramadani's mansion last week.

23-02-2020

Football agent Fali Ramadani has been placed under investigation by the Audiencia Nacional in Madrid in connection with the multi-million money laundering case that started outside Spain but which now involves the high court and the Guardia Civil and has led to police action in Majorca.

Ramadani, a so-called super agent, has a luxury mansion in Calvia. On Tuesday last week, a six-hour search was made of the property. The Guardia's organised crime and financial investigation squads are involved, as is the Tax Agency; Europol is working closely with the Guardia Civil.

Various businesspeople and ex-footballers are said to also being investigated, with suspicions of money laundering apparently centred on eastern European countries.

Originally from Albania, Ramadani's Berlin-based Lian Sports is reckoned to be the fifth most valuable in the world of agencies dedicated solely to football. He represents a number of footballers from countries in the Balkans as well as the likes of the Senegalese defender Kalidou Koulibaly, who plays for Napoli.

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