Report: Spurs midfielder’s agent allegedly involved in money laundering scam

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Dom Le Roy

According to a report in L’Équipe ( as translated and relayed by GFFN), Tottenham Hotspur midfielder Moussa Sissoko’s agent has been alleged to have been involved in a bank scam that sounds like it is straight out of a Hollywood action flick.

Bakari Sanogo, who reportedly represents Sissoko and several other high profile players to have emerged from Ligue 1, is said to be have been involved in a sensational crime that occurred in Gabon in 2017.

First, the largest bank in the country was reportedly hit with a power cut before the computer system was hacked and the withdrawal limits were increased to €200k each on some bank accounts.

Thirty unidentified individuals are then said to have withdrawn €2.9m from the bank, illegally and the report alleges that Sanogo was a key member of the scam, with evidence of him taking phone calls on the night of the power-cut with numbers that match the locations of the unidentified hackers.

Although a Swiss investigating judge is said to have issued an arrest notice against Sonogo, he has reportedly not been heard by either the French or the Swiss authorities.

When asked to comment on the incident, Sanogo reportedly told, L’Équipe: “I am no scammer. I honestly don’t understand why you are coming at me with this.”

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While the facts behind the story are not fully clear, the crime that seems to have been committed sounds quite stunning and certainly wouldn’t look out of place in an action thriller. In all seriousness, regardless of how guilty Sanogo is, Sissoko shouldn’t think twice before changing his agent as this coming out in the press certainly isn’t a good look for him.

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