The Paul Pogba to Real Madrid sh**fu**ery has taken another big twist as the Frenchman’s super agent Mino Raiola has been handed a 3 months ban by the Italian FA.
Manchester United currently have 2 players who are being managed by Mino Raiola; One is yours truly Paul Pogba and the other one is Sergio Romero. Romelu Lukaku also used to be a Raiola client before he changed his agent at the start of this Premier League season.
While it’s still not clear why the super-agent has been handed a ban, the Italian FA released the following statement:
“The Sports Procurators Commission, any other exception, deduction and defence rejected, condemns Mr Carmine (Mino) Raiola and Mr Vincenzo Raiola, on his own behalf and as legal representatives of the companies they represent to sanction of the suspension from the exercise of the activity of sports attorney to the extent, respectively: with regard to Mr. Carmine Raiola, of 3 months, with regard to Mr. Vincenzo Raiola, of 2 months.”
The thing to keep in mind here is that while Mino Raiola won’t be able to broker any deal involving Serie A, the 51-year-old could still work deals everywhere else in the world.
So what it means is that if Pogba forces for a move to Real Madrid this summer that ban won’t be coming into play and Raiola could still broker a deal.
Paul Pogba’s contract at Manchester United runs down until the summer of 2021 with the club having an option to extend the deal by another year.