Jon Smith

Diego Maradona and the England football team were clients when Jon Smith launched the world-famous First Artist agency in 1986. He's gone on
to guide the careers of the nation’s most celebrated players
and managers, masterminding many of the world’s biggest transfers
and, alongside Sky Sports, was one of the architects of the English Premier League.

Exclusive: Football plotting contract changes, midfielder set for Arsenal reunion, Everton to rival Leicester for defender and more…
In his fortnightly exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Exclusive: America and the Middle East’s investment in football, Djed Spence’s Spurs future, Man United defender set for Championship loan and more…
In his first exclusive column for CaughtOffside of the New Year, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who...
What could save Jurgen Klopp’s Liverpool career, Newcastle’s ownership, why I feel sorry for match-going fans and more…
In his 11th exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Fan TV is booming but supporters do not yet realise the power they have and which manager Leicester City have on their shortlist
In his 10th exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure in...
What the UK Gov have been told about football, why an ESL may not happen and why a successful World Cup could mean more involvement for Qatar
In his ninth exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Major concerns for the EFL, talks of US takeover for Man United, Ronaldo’s race is run and why Chelsea should avoid Pierre-Emerick Aubameyang
In his eighth exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
We must avoid England’s Lionesses’ Euros win becoming another London 2012, why Southgate will find Qatar tough and Boehly may still go after Ronaldo
In his seventh exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Ronaldo to Newcastle ticks a lot of boxes, Bergwijn close to Ajax and Winks could still join Everton
In his sixth exclusive column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure in...
London’s calling for Jesus, Chelsea may have to wait for Sterling and why Man United are just a glittery Nottingham Forest
In his fifth exclusive Column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Football agent exclusive: How a multi-million pound transfer comes together
In his fourth exclusive Column for CaughtOffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
Chelsea fans need more transparency, Liverpool boos reflect society and bravo Jake Daniels
In his third Exclusive Column for caughtoffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...
How Mino Raiola got Man United to pay Juventus £60m more for Paul Pogba and why FIFA’s agency regulations aren’t enough
In his second Exclusive Column for caughtoffside, Jon Smith, one of football’s first-ever agents and a man who was an integral figure...