August 28 – Belgium’s federal prosecutor has launched an investigation into Kevin De Bruyne’s agent, Patrick De Koster (pictured left), who was detained on Thursday and spent the night in jail.
Authorities raided De Koster’s offices in Knokke, Brussels and Senegal, where he runs J&S International Football Management. De Koster was detained to answer questions about events in 2013 and 2014, according to his lawyers.
Belgian media reports suggest a complaint by De Bruyne’s father might in part have set the investigation in motion. De Koster will learn whether he will remain in custody and be charged.
In Belgium, De Koster rose to prominence as manager of Manchester City star De Bruyne. In 2015, he banked, along with his former business partner Didier Frenay, 10% of De Bruyne’s €75 million transfer from Wolfsburg to City. De Koster’s player representation portfolio also includes Standard Liege goalkeeper Arnaud Bodart and Brugge defender Maxim De Cuyper.
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