Except leading figures Mogi Bayat and Dejan Veljkovic is with Walter Mortelmans a new, important football agent arrested in operation Clean Hands.
Mortelmans (59) is known as a agent of players such as Laurent Depoître (Huddersfield Town), Björn Vleminckx (Antwerp) and several players at Waasland-Beveren and KV Mechelen.
He is a veteran in the gild of the agents and was a long time market leader. He currently works together with Thomas Troch and he is still one of the major players on the Belgian market.
Mortelmans is also the agent of Olivier Myny, ex-player of Waasland-Beveren which will be answered over possible matchfixing during KV Mechelen-Waasland-Beveren on the last day of the regular season.
The bestuurstop and some players Waasland-Beveren have been interviewed in the investigation. The officers were Waasland-Beveren in the visor when they were investigating the matchfixing around football agent Dejan Veljkovic. That tried last season KV Mechelen in first class to keep. Possibly Veljkovic, whether or not to make use of intermediaries, players Waasland-Beveren approached to intentionally bad to play against Malinwa on the slotspeeldag.
Mortelmans is already the fourth real estate agent who is arrested in operation Clean Hands. Veljkovic and Bayat were yesterday the first two. But also Karim Mejjati, the right hand of Bayat is picked up. Mogi Bayat manipulating transfers to his own fees to maximize. He enlisted there under more complicit real estate agents in. It may be possible Mejjati that way in the picture.
Also against real estate agent Christophe Henrotay, who, among others, Thibaut Courtois represents , runs a research, but that is separate from operation Clean Hands.