Thanks to the Pozzo family, a lot of intermediaries are enjoying a healthier lifestyle than they probably would were it not for the Watford owners.
The club’s ability to scout some of the more talented youngsters big clubs tend to overlook has helped them in the transfer market, as well as aided them maintain a Premier League status since their promotion from the Championship.
Het Belang Van Limburg highlight one particular man, Mogi Bayat, a name avid transfer rumour aficionados might recognise, especially from this summer as he was put in charge of getting Henry Onyekuru to the Premier League.
Helping the Hornets by getting the transfers of Christian Kabasele and Sven Kums over the line in 2016, the intermediary saw his profits double from €1.4m to €2.8m thanks to those two deals, as well as the smaller moves he oversaw between Belgian sides.
While he isn’t an agent per se, you could look at him as Belgium’s equivalent of Pini Zahavi: a man people turn to when the going gets tough in the transfer market.
Watford have clearly put a lot of faith in him recently, and as long as he keeps getting the job done, there’s no reason why that would stop anytime soon, especially if they can turn a profit on the players he helps bring in.