AN agency that represents top footballers is using a new Hartlepool area office as its base for expansion in the UK.
PRO Profil has set up a new UK division at Wynyard Park which is being run by Nick Loughran, 35, and Apollinaire Ouedraogo, 34.
They have teamed up with the company’s founder and owner Thomas Kroth, a former Germany international.
They hope to add unrepresented British-based players to PRO Profil’s already impressive client list which includes Manchester United’s Japan international Shinji Kagawa and Bayern Munich’s Manuel Neuer.
Nick, an FA licensed football agent and UEFA and FIFA licensed match agent, said he was “delighted” to be working with Thomas on this “exciting project”.
Fellow agent Apollinaire, who played professional football in Burkina Faso before injury ended his career, said: “I am really impressed with the way the new business is going and Wynyard Park is a fantastic place to work.”
Wynyard Park facilities and estates manager Claire Tallon, said: “We are delighted to have ‘signed’ PRO Profil and we look forward to working with Nick and Apollinaire.”