|Job||Italian Football Agent|
2013 08 31 Retrieve
[Mino Raiola, agent of Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba] How good is Paul? He’s worth more than Gareth Bale, that’s for sure. If Bale is worth €100m, Pogba is worth at least double that. Pogba is a Salvador Dali because he is so precious and important
2013 10 26 Retrieve
[Mino Raiola on Mario Balotelli] In Italy we only talk about two things: politics and Mario Balotelli!
2014 11 29 Retrieve
[Mino Raiola on Paul Pogba] Paul is already better than Platini. He scores goals and acts as a playmaker. He can play as central midfielder and in the No10 position. We are talking about a midfielder who is physically strong and tactically aware. He is a modern and complete player. Pogba has the same characteristics as Ibrahimovic. Even if we are living in the era of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, Paul will win the Ballon d’Or more than once
2015 01 31 Retrieve
[Liverpool striker Mario Balotelli’s agent Mino Raiola on his client] People don’t know him but the truth is that Mario is an insecure boy, and it’s down to his insecurity that maybe he does stupid things
2015 02 28 Retrieve
[Mino Raiola on Zlatan] Zlatan wanted to play for Real when he left Barça. It would have been the ideal move. The perfect revenge against Guardiola. It would have been the perfect club for him because he’s a great player, he’s passionate and because he can do something amazing at any moment. Only ‘The Philosopher’ knows what happened between him and Zlatan. As a person, his behaviour was terrible, shocking. He’s a great coach. He didn’t stop calling Zlatan for a year. He told him if he joined Barcelona, whatever he needed or wanted he would be helped with. Then all of a sudden he stopped talking to him
2015 04 25 Retrieve
[Mina Raiola on Pogba] Since the beginning of the season, I’ve received over 2,000 phone calls about Pogba. I received many engagement proposals, but none of them were worthy of marriage! We signed with Juventus for five more years, but we’re all gentlemen: if the right offer arrives, we’ll take it
2016 08 06 Retrieve
[Quotes on Zlatan Ibrahimovic] Zlatan is unique – he’s the only player in the world who measures 1.96 metres, has the technique of Lionel Messi, the character of Muhammad Ali, and the strength of Mike Tyson
2019 03 26 Retrieve
[Agent Mina Riola has claimed that Juventus youngster Moise Kean had agreed personal terms with AC Milan in January only for the deal to be blocked by the Old Lady] There are several assessments to be made, the boy [Kean] must always play. I almost brought him to AC Milan in January, Leonardo and I had done it all but Juve didn’t want it to happen
[Riola also revealed that contract talks between Riola and Kean have stalled] At the moment, there is a stalemate. The boy has the obligation to always play
2019 12 20 Retrieve
[Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Railo has told the Telegraph that he believes that his client wants to stay at United, but needs more support] Paul wants to be successful and happy and wants to win prizes and he would love to do that with Manchester United
2020 02 05 Retrieve
[Raiola lavishes praise on Juventus starlet] Matthijs is becoming like the Night’s Watch, you can see him developing before your eyes. I hear that he is struggling at Juventus, but I just see that Matthijs is developing. This is the first time he is at a top foreign club with a different culture. He was only used to the culture at Ajax. Matthijs is like an oil tanker, you can’t expect him to suddenly turn 90 degrees. He goes steadily. But, once he’s on course, he can’t be stopped
[Reflecting on the deal, Raiola was in no mood to be modest] I don’t want to be arrogant, but I think I created this transfer market. Football has become a show, a form of entertainment. In the more than 25 years that I have been active, I have invented the football market. Since then it has become a huge industry, which I have given colour by never keeping my mouth shut and always standing up for my players
2020 04 17 Retrieve
[Raiola stated in no uncertain terms that he would be interested in buying Roma] If Roma was for sale, I could buy it together with a group of investors because it would be an interesting project. The Americans have done little for the Giallorossi and I don’t believe in their project. Just like I didn’t believe in Inter 9484afd5836d307b314a404d745a9a68.
At the moment I’ve heard of a project for building a stadium, but I haven’t seen investment on the scale of Paris Saint-Germain or [Manchester] City.
I’ve seen them buying players, but also selling them. They have a sporting director [Walter Sabatini] who is good at seeking out talent, but if you first build something up then knock it down, how can you grow?
2020 05 07 Retrieve
[Italian newspaper reports Mkhitaryan wanted to make the move permanent To AS Roma. Mino Raiola, has now refuted those claims] Mkhitaryan did not send any message to Arsenal. Specially in times like these, fake news are completely unacceptable
2020 05 19 Retrieve
[Erling Haaland’s agent Mino Raiola says that the Norwegian star chose his move to Borussia Dortmund over a transfer to Juventus because the Serie A champions would have put him in the Under-23 squad] Why didn’t Haaland move to Juventus? They would have put him in the Under-23 squad