Jorge Mendes is threatening to take Ruben Dias away from Benfica this summer amid claims that Wolverhampton Wanderers want the £80 million-rated centre-back, according to Goal.
The super-agent giveth, and the super-agent taketh away.
While reigning Primeira Liga champions Benfica have benefited immensely from their close ties with one of the most influential representatives in the world, having a relationship with a man like Mendes can have its drawbacks too.
As Goal point out, the Portuguese is concerned about the potential return to the Estadio da Luz of legendary head coach Jorge Jesus.
A man who led Flamengo to an unprecedented treble in 2019 has excellent relations with two rival super-agents; Giuliano Bertolucci and Kia Joorabchian.
And Mendes is fully aware that Jesus’s triumphant return to Lisbon could leave him on the outside looking in, his influence at Benfica wrestled away.
As a result, a man who counts Cristiano Ronaldo, Joao Moutinho, Ruben Neves, Radamel Falcao and more among a star-studded list of clients is planning to exert his power and remind Benfica how much influence he has at the Estadio da Luz.
Goal claims that Mendes will look to push Dias away from the Portuguese giants with BleacherReport claiming that Wolves, another club where he has plenty of power, are interested in bringing the £80 million-rated international to Molineux.
Some rather petty politics could play into Wolves’ hands.