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The secret practices of one of European football's biggest investment funds

By Yann Philippin, Michaël Hajdenberg et Michel Henry
Nelio Lucas on the roof of the London offices of Doyen Sports. © Challenges/REA Nelio Lucas on the roof of the London offices of Doyen Sports. © Challenges/REA

Doyen Sports Investment, one of the biggest investment funds in European football which operates out of offices in London, paid 10.8 million euros in secret commissions during the club transfers of numerous players, including French internatioanls Geoffrey Kondogbia and Eliaquim Mangala. Documents obtained by the European Investigative Collaborations (EIC) journalistic collective, in which Mediapart is a partner, lift the lid on the startling methods employed by Doyen Sports and its director Nelio Lucas.