L’Équipe report that Barcelona winger Ousmane Dembélé’s agent Moussa Sissoko has been cleared by a court in Rennes following an investigation into whether or not he had committed illegal acts in the 2017 transfer of his player from Ligue 1 side SRFC to Borussia Dortmund.
More than two years ago, in the spring of 2017, the FFF filed a report to the public prosecutor under Article 40 of the Code of Criminal Procedure: “Any constituted authority, any public officer or civil servant who, in the exercise of his functions, acquires knowledge of a crime or offence shall give prompt notice to the public prosecutor and to transmit to this magistrate all information, minutes and acts relating thereto.”
In this specific case, the FFF legal commission was after Moussa Sissoko, the current adviser to Ousmane Dembélé, for illegally acting as a sports agent in connection with the transfer of the Rennes attacker to Dortmund in 2017. Sissoko, who is listed to the English FA as an intermediary, does not have a FFF licence, which allows agents to work and discuss freely with French players or clubs, and to be paid directly in the French territory. As a result, without the FFF licence, any agent who wants to work in France must do so alongside an FFF agent or a lawyer.
Entrusted to the Interregional Directorate of the Judicial Police of Rennes, the investigation is now complete. And it will not lead to any indictment. The Rennes public prosecutor’s office decided this way, dismissing the case that the FFF and the agents’ union were following very closely.