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Mino Raiola is one of the most influential figures in the world of football. The man who works as an agent has many great players under him.
Unfortunately, Raiola also has many enemies in the world of football. The reason, he has a big enough influence to be able to attract clients to move to other clubs. The average person who hates him is the coach or the club’s board of directors.
Erling Haaland is one of the many great players under Raiola. If gathered in one starting XI, his team can certainly talk a lot in prestigious competitions such as the Champions League.
Want to know what the starting XI of a team consisting of Mino Raiola’s clients looks like? Check out more information below.
Donnarumma had the opportunity to make his debut with AC Milan since he was young, 16 years old. Because of his convincing performance in goal, the public often equates himself with Gianluigi Buffon.
Raiola is known to have tried to take Donnarumma away from Milan. In 2017, the player was known to be reluctant to add to his tenure with the Rossoneri. But in the end, Milan could tie him to a new contract.
Please note that the contract is only valid for four years. That means, Milan’s management will have to deal with Raiola again to extend Donnarumma’s contract. So far, the negotiation process is reportedly going quite tough.
De Ligt attracted public attention after successfully leading Ajax Amsterdam to the semifinals of the Champions League in 2019. Raiola couldn’t help but take him away to another club once the summer transfer window opened.
When rumors of De Ligt’s departure emerged, it was known that several European giants were interested in his services. But in the end, it was Juventus who got the 21-year-old’s signature.
Raiola managed to persuade Juventus to spend 75 million euros, complete with an additional 10 million euros, to sign De Ligt from Ajax. According to reports, Raiola pocketed a commission of 11 million euros from the transfer.
Apart from De Ligt, Stefan de Vrij is one of Raiola’s clients from the Netherlands. Now De Vrij is defending one of the strongest candidates to win this Serie A season, Inter Milan.
The title of the best defender in Serie A 2019/20 made him reportedly included in Liverpool’s wanted list. However, it seems that the club that is interested in De Vrij will have to bite their fingers because Inter Milan will give him a contract extension.
Milan seems to have to deal with Raiola more often. Because apart from Donnarumma, the Italian agent is also known to be in charge of Romagnolli at this time.
Romagnoli’s contract itself is known to be valid until 2022. However, so that an incident like Donnarumma does not repeat itself, the management plans to offer the captain a new contract.
Raiola is not being lenient. According to a report by Gazzetta dello Sport, the agent tried to force Milan to want to increase the player’s salary by double what is currently accepted.
Lozano began to attract public attention when he defended the Mexican national team at the 2018 World Cup. Even Manchester United was reportedly interested in using his services at that time.
But in the end, Lozano decided to stay at PSV Eindhoven for one season before finally moving to Napoli. Raiola, who was involved in the negotiations, managed to convince Napoli to pay 42 million euros.
Raiola’s relationship with the legendary Manchester United coach, Sir Alex Ferguson, deteriorated because of Paul Pogba. Raiola was credited with bringing the French player to Juventus on a free transfer in 2012.
Four years later, Raiola brought Pogba back to Manchester United. The Red Devils had to spend 89 million euros to finance his move – 20 million euros is known to go into Raiola’s personal pocket.
Now, Raiola is trying to help Pogba leave Old Trafford for the second time. Raiola once said that Pogba’s future at Manchester United was only a few months away. These words succeeded in making the public angry.
Verratti decided to work with Raiola in 2017. Right after he sacked Donato at Campli, it was his agent before Raiola who said that Verratti was like a ‘prisoner’ at PSG.
Raiola should thank Zlatan Ibrahimovic who recommended himself to Verratti while still at PSG. “I know Raiola because he is Ibra’s agent,” Verratti told L’Equipe.
“The only thing I said to him was, ‘I don’t want people talking about me in the media’.” Sure enough, Verratti is quite far from transfer rumors both in the summer and winter.
Ajax Amsterdam Academy has never been absent in giving birth to new talents in the world of football. This season, the club created by Erik Ten Hag introduced Gravenberch to the public.
Gravenberch is believed to be a replacement for Donny van de Beek who decided to leave for Manchester United in 2020. Ten Hag doesn’t seem to care about Gravenberch’s youth and has given him space in the starting XI this season.
Several reports often link the 18-year-old player with a number of giant clubs, including Manchester United and Barcelona. However, it seems, Gravenbech is leaning towards Juventus, who has a close relationship with Raiola.
Son of legendary French and Juventus player, Lilian Thuram. Since joining Borussia Monchengladbach in 2019, Thuram has begun to show that he deserves to be called one of the best players in the Bundesliga today.
According to reports from Bild, several European giants are known to be interested in the services of the 23-year-old player. Among them are Manchester City, Barcelona, and also Juventus.