In this week’s episode of The Rail, Spencer Owen examines the esoteric world of transfer dealings and agent roles in the Premier League. Speaking with football agent Muzzi Ozcan and Guardian journalist Dominic Fifield, Spencer gets to the bottom of how the rumours and deals that fuel our beloved ‘Deadline Day’ start and finish. Spencer also chats with footballer Rowan Vine to better understand the role and experience of the player in all of this.
With three different perspectives on transfers, it would be interesting to apply some of these insights to the controversial and very public Raheem Sterling transfer saga to Man City this summer. Would things have gone differently if Sterling’s agent, Aidy Ward, was not involved?