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Di Maria, Pastore and a secretive club of Argentine agents

By Michaël Hajdenberg, Michel Henry, Yann Philippin
PSG teammates Javier Pastore (right) and Angel Di Maria. © Icon Sport PSG teammates Javier Pastore (right) and Angel Di Maria. © Icon Sport

Part of the earnings of Argentine footballers Angel Di Maria and Javier Pastore, both currently with French Ligue 1 side Paris Saint-Germain, are paid into tax havens, according to documents obtained by the journalistic collective European Investigative Collaborations via the whistleblowing platform Football Leaks. The documents also reveal the activities of an informal but organised group of Argentine agents, operating to a backdrop of secret commissions, match-fixing and the placing of players in the Argentina national side in order to boost their market value. Michaël Hajdenberg, Michel Henry and Yann Philippin report.