Jorge Mendes doesn’t exactly get a lot of positive press. He’s a powerful football agent, so it’s not how things work, but searching through the Portuguese newspapers on Sunday, Sport Witness stumbled upon a good-news story about the representative.
With Portugal going through a dreadful period of wildfires that have killed many and left many more homeless, it would be expected that those from the country who can do something to help, take up that responsibility.
Correio de Manha report Mendes read the story of one particular family, and contacted the newspaper to explain he wanted to build a new home for them.
On Sunday October 15th, the family were asleep in their Treixedo village house. Awoken by the emergency, Raquel Sofia explained to the newspaper they only had time to save their three small children.
Mendes is getting the newspaper to sort out all the paperwork, and he’s paying for the construction of a new house and everything which comes with it, putting the finished property in the name of the children.
The agent visited the village with his wife and four of his five own children, and promised the family from Treixedo that he’ll try to help them through the future, only asking that they educate their children to the best of their ability.
There’s no word whether Mendes has seen any football talent in any of three youngsters. (Sorry, couldn’t help it)