Going Global: James Featherstone

  • Football agent James Featherstone of Omni Sports explains how the globalisation of football has affected business
  • Increased investment in US and Chinese football has opened up more options for players
  • Stoke City and Burnley now the only two English clubs Premier League clubs with domestic owners
  • Omni Sports focusing on talent identification in order to recruit the right standard of player
  • Headhunted former Manchester United Head of Recruitment Derek Langley to oversee all talent ID

TRUSTED: James Featherstone (right) with long-term client and Leeds United manager Garry Monk

THERE are now more players on £100,000-a-week in America's Major League Soccer than there are in Italy's powerhouse Serie A.

Leading football agent James Featherstone believes that fact more than any other starkly illustrates that this is now a truly global game.

In the second part of Sport Careers Agency' exclusive interview with the owner of top agency Omni Sports, James examined the changing face of a sport that can now see a superstar like Sebastian Giovinco quit Juventus at the peak of his powers to join Canada's Toronto FC.

As he prepared for the opening of the January transfer window he reflected: "A few years ago we did deals like deals like Nicky Butt and Mateja Kezman to South China.

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