Belgium Scandal Agent Mogi Bayat Was Involved In Everton Ace Moving To Galatasaray

Galatasaray's Nigerian forward Henry Onyekuru gestures during the UEFA Champions League group D football match between FC Porto and Galatasaray SK at the Dragao stadium in Porto on October 3, 2018. (Photo by MIGUEL RIOPA / AFP) (Photo credit should read MIGUEL RIOPA/AFP/Getty Images)

Football agent Mogi Bayat is at the centre of Belgium’s recent football scandal and it turns out he was involved in three deals with Everton over the same player.

Bayat helped Toffees owner Farhad Moshiri transfer Nigerian international Henry Onyekuru before loaning him out to Belgium giants Anderlecht and then to Super Lig outfit Galatasaray.

The agent was arrested by Belgium police as part of the investigation called Clean Hands which revolves around money laundering, hidden payments in transfers and potentially match-fixing in the European country.

As far as things stand there is nothing to suggest that there was any shady business with the Onyekuru transfers.

The 21-year-old joined the Merseyside based outfit on an £8m move from Belgium outfit Eupen in 2017.

Onyekuru was loaned to Anderlecht before sent out on another temporary move to Galatasaray where he is currently playing.

According to The Sun, Bayat was given an exclusive mandate which resulted in him receiving a large payment for his role in the transfer from Eupen to Everton.

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The agent was reportedly present in Liverpool when the transfer was officially completed and was involved in his loan to Anderlecht.

Bayat was also included in the Galatasaray transfer this summer.

The move was controversial as an agent who wishes to remain unnamed due to a legal case regarding the transfer informed Turkish-Football that he had the mandate to operate in Turkey instead of Bayat.