Well, Jonny, Boly, Dendoncker and Traore all joined us that summer (either on loan or permanently) didn't have Mendes as their agent (in Traore's case at the time, he moved to Gestifute latterly), so maybe it's just those 4 who are shit then? No one else was in for them after all.
I doubt other clubs would have been deterred by Mendes to look at Jota, Raul, Moutinho, Patricio either, maybe they just thought they were shit.
But you miss the point, if players are only as good as the clubs they are linked with or signed for then no decent players would ever play for a lower league team...........ever!
Clubs unearthing hidden/semi hidden gems just doesn't happen in your experience of football then? How depressing.
Traore is indeed shit.