It looks like Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola will have to face serious repercussions because he violated UK and FIFA regulations in the deal to bring his client back to Manchester United in 2016.
The French midfielder, who left Man United for Juventus in 2012, moved back to Old Trafford for a then 89 million pounds world record transfer fee.
According to Media Report, the way Raiola went about Pogba’s move was unethical, to say the least. The agent, known for taking big shares of transfer fees, reportedly acquired a 22 million pounds commission from United in an unlawful manner.
More: Juventus also paid a commission to Mino Raiola, worth €27m, and a FIFA internal investigation recommended sanctions against relevant parties, but higher ups ignored the outcome of the investigation. (Mediapart)Advertisement
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Raiola, somehow, managed to sign off the deal on paper without legally notifying the fact that he clearly benefits from this deal in a personal as well as professional way.
Just like how the recent De Spiegel reports show Manchester City to be a club whose glittering success has been underpinned by dirty money and dirty tactics for using that money, this report shows Raiola to be a money-grabbing ‘s***ebag’, to borrow Sir Alex Ferguson’s description of the agent.
More details will arise in the coming days and Raiola most probably will have to issue a statement.