The anticipated transfer deal between West Ham United and FC Nordsjælland for Ghanian winger Ibrahim Osman has collapsed because of a controversy involving multiple agents.
The two clubs had reportedly reached an agreement for a €18 million deal.
However, the obstacle arose when Osman’s agent, Darryl Powell, filed a case with the Danish federation.
The issue centers around the negotiation fees demanded by a certain Mitch Bakkovens, and Powell sought to prevent Bakkovens from engaging in the negotiation process.
The case has introduced a level of complexity to the transfer, resulting in its current state of suspension.
In a letter to BT, DBU denied knowing Bakkovens: “DBU is in contact with the relevant football agent and his lawyer in relation to the specific case, and that they are updated on what the case is based on.”
“Both the football agent (Darryl Powell, ed.), Mitch Bakkovens and Osman Ibrahim’s lawyer have been informed by DBU that it would be against the football agent rules if Mitch Bakkovens had to represent Osman Ibrahim as his football agent, as Osman Ibrahim has entered into a valid representation agreement with Darryl Powell, which remains in effect.”