I'm not stating it as a fact. I hope you're not stating your opinions as facts either.You just basically proved my point by quoting Football London as "Source" for Edu's involvement in the Martinelli transfer, that tabloid (if you wanna call it that) is nothing but a mouth piece for wannabe Journos who want to be involved with club so spout PR nonsense about transfers and positive spin about the club.
Edu is a non starter in my opinion ask yourself something if he had anything to do with the Martinelli transfer, why hasn't he repeated the trick ?, in fact his first season here was filled with has bins who he had been in contact with through kia Joachim, and his tenure as a glorified travel agent for the national team.
At the time, I heard other rumours about Edu already working behind the scenes before the full release from Brazil duties.
Cagigao had scouted Martinelli earlier, so I have no problem to think that Edu worked the deal with him. I also remember that Edu was rumoured to be involved with Martinelli's rise to the national team.