Player's Agent Arrested in Money Laundering Soccer Probe

Fulham's Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring the team's equaliser during their English Premier League match against Watford at Craven Cottage in London

Fulham's Serbian striker Aleksandar Mitrovic celebrates scoring the team's equaliser during their English Premier League match against Watford at Craven Cottage in London

Back in April, we covered a story from Belgium revolving around accusations of money laundering and criminal association, with the transfer of Aleksandar Mitrovic from Anderlecht to Newcastle United said to be "at the heart" of the investigation.

A statement from the Belgium prosecutor's office said that the investigations involved alleged "money-laundering operations and private corruption in the context of football player transfers".

Belgian police cooperated with their Monaco and British counterparts, leading to the arrest of the agent in Monaco.

Henrotay is the man who was held in Monaco in the latest round of raids. He was indicted by a Belgian judge who had travelled down to Monaco.

A source close to the inquiry told AFP that Henrotay is suspected of taking illegal kickbacks in connection with another transfer.

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Further detail from Belgian outlet Het Laatste Nieuws reports that "searches took place in Monaco, Liege and London" as part of the ongoing investigation.

Mitrovic, whose committed, physical style of play won him something of a cult following among Newcastle fans, spent three seasons at the club before moving to Fulham in 2018.

He is one of the top football agents in Belgium, with clients including Real Madrid goalkeeper Thibaut Courtois and Belgian national team winger Yannick Carrasco.

The Federal Prosecutor's Office also confirm this "second wave of raids/searches" came as "a result" of the one back in April involving Anderlecht.

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