Areola opens door to more Real Madrid dealings with Mino Raiola

Real Madrid Also represents Pogba

Pablo GarcaMARCA

With clients such as Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Matthijs de Ligt, Marco Verratti and Blaise Matuidi, Mino Raiola is one of the most powerful men in football.

The super-agent and Real Madrid have previously had a rather frosty relationship, but that’s changed this year.

Alphonse Areola, who is represented by Raiola, is the newest member of Zinedine Zidane‘s squad after joining from Paris Saint-Germain.

His arrival has opened the door for more business to be done between Raiola and Los Blancos, drawing attention immediately to Pogba‘s situation.

Raiola tends to sign up promising young players and that’s where he’s been successful in recent years. He’s a tough negotiator and often holds out for huge sums in order to fill his own bank account, as well as his players’.

He’s the reason why De Ligt‘s summer move to Barcelona broke down, with Raiola asking for 11 million euros in agent fees as part of the deal.

The change in scenario doesn’t bring Pogba closer to Real Madrid, but it does make any future talks for him much easier to start with.

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