Fernando Felicevich: The most powerful man in this transfer window?

Alexis Sanchez Chile

Introducing super-agent Fernando Felicevich, who is behind a Barcelona recruit, one Arsenal star, two Manchester United targets and Inter-bound defender.

While Alexis Sanchez has become one of the most topical names in world football thanks to a: his commendable statistical accomplishments last season; b: his superb carrying of a strong Chile side in the World Cup and c: his big-money transfer from Barcelona to Arsenal, the name of his agent is perhaps less known.

That man though also represents some of the most coveted athletes in the current transfer window and it is expected that, in the coming weeks, he will be brokering deals involving the purchase of £39.6 million, £9.68 million and £2.46 million-rated footballers having already ratified trades for £35 million superstar Sanchez and £9.7 million goalkeeper Claudio Bravo.

Considering the transfers he's already completed, if the three he has pending are also closed off then he will have overseen £100 million worth of business - all in the space of one summer.

Meet Fernando Felicevich - a fast-emerging super-agent who, by the end of the summer, will be revered for being one of the key players in the business of current football.

He is by no means a new kid on the block and has represented Sanchez since he strutted out for Cobreloa, of the Chilean Primera Division. Felicevich acted on behalf of the 25-year-old's interest when exchanging terms with Napoli in 2006, Barcelona in 2011 and once again with Arsenal, last week.

Known for his hands-on, fraternal and protective approach, Felicevich - who is active on social media - has steadily grown an impressive roster of clients that began to include other stars of his country - Sanchez introduced him to Medel, before attracting Argentine trequartista Pablo Aimar to his stable and then finally, Arturo Vidal - a player reportedly on the cusp of a Manchester United move.

Vidal (valued by transfermarkt.co.uk at £39.6 million but is seemingly available at £35 million), has been one of the most recent breakout European-based stars having reveled in a strong Juventus midfield.

Medel (£9.68 million rating) attracted headlines for his resolute defending in Brazil this past month, courting attention from Internazionale, while Humberto Suazo (£2.46 million) - who has spent the bulk of his professional career in South America - could make one last sustained approach in Europe, aged 33.

Felicevich will be the primary contact in each of these prospective moves, while he also remains the adviser to United wonderkid Angelo Henriquez, who spent last season on loan at Real Sociedad. Felicevich may well capitalise on his pre-existing Old Trafford contacts to ease Vidal into life at the Theatre of Dreams.

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