SUPER agent Mino Raiola boasts an array of star-studded clients including Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland.
The Dutch-Italian intermediary has a black book full of football’s biggest names and is a major player in the majority of money-spinning transfers.
The 53-year-old set tongues wagging when he was snapped visiting Barcelona and Real Madrid with Haaland’s dad Alfe-Inge in April.
But a summer switch failed to come about, with the striker set to depart in 2022 where he is available for just £64million due to a clause in his contract.
Ole Gunnar Solskjaer is understood to be keen to be reunited with his compatriot at Manchester United after the two worked together at Molde.
The Red Devils were unsuccessful in landing their man when he chose to move to Borussia Dortmund from RB Leipzig at the start of 2020.
Raiola helped him agree the switch to the Bundesliga over a move to the Theatre of Dreams.
Matthijs de Ligt is another of his clients to have snubbed a move to Old Trafford when he joined Juventus in 2019.
Raiola also negotiates on behalf of several other talented stars, including Paris Saint-Germain goalkeer Gianluigi Donnarumma and his former AC Milan team-mate Alessio Romagnoli.
Ex-Napoli team-mates Kostas Manolas and Hirving Lozano – the latter linked with a switch to United – are also on his books.
As is PSG midfielder Marco Veratti – who United were thought to be interested in a deal for back in 2018.
BVB forward Donyell Malen – brought in to replace Jadon Sancho – is also a client of Raiola.
Another man in the agent’s super team is Lillian Thuram’s son Marcus, who has been at Borussia Monchengladbach since 2019.
Super agent Mino Raiola has the likes of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Erling Haaland on his books
The player rep has endured a controversial relationship with United chiefs, mainly due to his outspoken comments regarding Pogba.
Raiola famously vowed in 2019 that he wouldn’t send any more players to the Red Devils because they’d ‘ruin Pele and Maldini’.
In 2020, he revealed that French World Cup winner Pogba wanted to leave just a day before United crashed out of the Champions League group stage at the hands of RB Leipzig.
Incensed by the remarks, club legend Gary Neville claimed that the club should never sign another player represented by Raiola and insisted the former Italian restaurant waiter should be blacklisted.
He told Sky Sports: “Manchester United have got a big problem whilst they’ve got a star player in the dressing room who has an agent is categorically going to go out the night before the biggest game of the season. The lack of respect!
“The guy should never be dealt with again by this football club. This football club has got to stand still and look at what is happening.”
Raiola was blamed by Sir Alex Ferguson for Pogba’s first Manchester exit back in 2012.
He has since failed to repair relationships when he repped both Zlatan Ibrahimovic and former client Romelu Lukaku when the two strikers were at the Theatre of Dreams.
By: Joe Brophy
Title: Super agent Mino Raiola XI with Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Gianluigi Donnarumma in amazing team
Sourced From: www.thesun.co.uk/sport/football/13493470/agent-mino-raiola-xi-pogba-haaland-ibrahimovic/
Published Date: Sun, 16 Jan 2022 09:00:00 +0000