Raiola: I don't give a damn if Pogba costs a world-record fee

The Italian agent says he is not bothered if his client becomes the most expensive player ever by joining Man. United, insisting he only wants what is best for the midfielder.

Agent Mino Raiola does not “give a damn” if it costs Manchester United a world-record fee to pull Paul Pogba away from Juventus, insisting his only concern is getting the best deal for his client.

France international Pogba departed Old Trafford to join Juve on a free transfer in 2012 and has since developed into one the world’s best players during his time in Turin, winning four straight Serie A titles with the club.

Goal understands the 23-year-old is now close to joining United for 110 million euros ($121M), while other reports suggest Raiola could earn as much as €21.9 million from any deal that goes through.

That would surpass the current €100 million world-record fee Real Madrid forked out to land Gareth Bale from Tottenham, but Raiola says the price it will take to sign Pogba is not his concern.

“For me, I do not give a damn about record transactions,” he said in an interview with Corriere dello Sport. “The newspapers write that Pogba can set the record, but I’ve already made records with [Zlatan] Ibrahimovic and [Pavel] Nedved.

“I want the best for my players and therefore also for Pogba. There are certain things I only discuss with my clients and they know how things are.”

The original version of this story which was published by goal.com Serie A can be viewed here.

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