Arsenal dodges bullet as nasty agent row erupts over midfielder Watford signed ahead of them

When Watford announced the signing of Papa Gueye on a five-year deal, I was one of the Arsenal fans who weren’t happy that we allowed Watford to beat us to a player that we had scouted for so long.

However, the recent development over his transfer has made me happy that we didn’t sign him and we have dodged a bullet.

The player recently changed agents, and the agent has been trying to destroy the agreement that he had with Watford because he won’t get any commission from it.

The problem has recently turned nasty and could land Watford into hot water.

The recent accusation from his agent, as reported in the Sun, is that Watford signed a pre-contract with the player, and they even gave him a medical when he was not contractually eligible to speak with another team.

This could put Watford into hot water if proven to be true, and all I can say is that I’m thankful that we didn’t sign the player, because an agent like this could have destroyed our image.

One reason why his current agent is trying to break off the agreement with Watford, is that he wants the player to sign for another team like Arsenal. I hope that our club’s hierarchy avoids having anything to do with him, even if he succeeds in breaking his agreement with Watford.

An article from Ime

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  1. Declan says:

    Excuse the question admin but what happened to the comments from me and Jon fox as they seem to have disappeared ?

    1. Admin Martin says:

      Declan, if you want to read comments that are irrelevant and have nothing at all to do with the article and are just an excuse to have yet another boring whine about this site then I am sorry to disappoint you but they will be deleted. I deleted your comments because they followed on from the initial deleted comment and would have seemed weird left on their own. If you disagree with any post on the site Declan and have constructive criticism about the actual subject that is very much welcomed on here. What is no longer welcome is just attacking the site for the sake of it, I hope you can understand that.

      1. ken1945 says:

        Admin Martin, can you explain why my post was also deleted, as it dealt completely with the agent and the club involved?

        1. Admin Martin says:

          Nothing of yours deleted by me

          1. ken1945 says:

            Have I missed something Jon?

            As for this agent, what we were talking about the other day regarding agents and their fees comes into the headlines once again.
            He is an example of utter greed from another parasite that has infiltrated what was once a wonderful game called football.

            I think poor old Watford may have been caught out doing something that I believe most of us suspect, every club in europe does – that doesn’t make it right of course, but don’t tell me we haven’t been involved in tapping up as well?!?!

          2. Admin Martin says:

            From what I see the comment is still up here in the admin section and looking at the comments on the actual post it says 7 comments but I only count six. You can repost it and see if that works or I can just copy and paste it into your above comments. Your call.

          3. ken1945 says:

            Paste it will be fine by me and thanks again.

          4. Admin Martin says:


      2. Declan says:

        Admin, Ok, understood.

  2. Jah son says:

    Is the players agent are Watford trickery causes this scenario. Because from all indications the first agent was unprofessional and Watford took advantage but correct me if am wrong.

  3. Glorious says:

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    1. Admin Martin says:

      Agreed, but attacking the site endlessly is not acceptable. Constructive criticism is always welcomed about the actual contents of an article. I will delete without missing a beat any attacks on the site for the sake of it. There is a difference between disagreeing with an article and attacking the site and its writers and is no longer tolerated.

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