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EFL to look at concerns raised over Wolves’ links with agent Jorge Mendes

Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani raised the issue after Wolves’ 3-0 win at Elland Road on Wednesday.

The English Football League is aware of concerns surrounding Wolves’ connections to agent Jorge Mendes and will deal with them appropriately, Press Association Sport understands.

The midlands club lead the Sky Bet Championship by six points after a 3-0 victory over Leeds at Elland Road on Wednesday night.

Following that game, Leeds owner Andrea Radrizzani tweeted: “We have our own problems but we should play in a fair competition.”

He claimed there were “evident benefits” of Mendes having links at Wolves, whose manager Nuno Espirito Santo is among his clients, with Radrizzani suggesting they included “top European clubs giving players with options to buy”.

Radrizzani added: “Congratulations to the best team but hope the league can be fair and equal to all 24 teams.”

It is understood those concerns, and others raised separately earlier in the week, are being looked at by the EFL. It is possible that the issue could be on the agenda at an EFL board meeting later on Thursday.

Wolves boss Nuno was quick to defend his club in light of Radrizzani’s remarks, insisting they “compete fairly”.

The Portuguese said: “First of all, I don’t care. Secondly, what we see on the pitch is a group of hard-working people.

“My only focus is on the game. To go beyond that, it doesn’t affect us. We don’t care because it has nothing to do with us. We compete fairly and we show when we win, we deserve it.”


From Belfast Telegraph