World renowned ‘super agent’ Mino Raiola has revealed he might look to buy AS Roma in the future, if the club were to be on the market.
Raiola, who represents Paul Pogba and Zlatan Ibrahimovic to name a few, is in line to earn a small fortune if Pogba completes his return move to Manchester United.
Reports have suggested that Raiola will earn up to 20% of the final fee, and with a figure of £100m being discussed, he should net a healthy sum of £20m for overseeing the deal.
He was also reported to gain a significant figure from Zlatan’s and Mkhitaryan’s recent moves to Old Trafford.
With his millions, the agent is planning for a future away from his clients, discussing the possibility of buying a football club outright.
Raiola went on to criticise Giallorossi president James Pallotta’s ‘project’ at Roma, comparing it to the takeover at Inter Milan.
Situation: #Pogba-ManUtd contract agremeent reached; Juve-MUFC talks ongoing (asked more than €110M); MUFC-Raiola need agremeent on his %
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Speaking to reporters, as quoted by Football Italia, Raiola said:
”If Rome was on the market, together with a group of investors, I could buy it because it would be an interesting project. The Americans for the Giallorossi have done little, and I do not believe in their project. exactly as I did not think of the ‘project Inter’.
“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?”