Shock as Paul Pogba’s agent Mino Raiola banned days to summer transfer window

By Waweru Titus: Thursday, May 9th 2019 at 08:59 GMT +3 | Football
Paul Pogba [Courtesy]

Super-agent Mino Raiola has been suspended by the Italian Football Federation (FIGC), right on the eve of the summer transfer window.

The surprise ruling was announced on Wednesday by the Commissione Procuratori Sportivi (a union of sports agents), via the FIGC.

Relevant authorities have, however, so far given no formal report as to why they have banned Raiola.

Super-agent Mino Raiola [Courtesy]

His cousin, Vincenzo Raiola, was banned for two months.

The Italian-born Dutch football agent represents a number of well-known players, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Mario Balotelli.

He was also the agent of former Czech midfielder Pavel Nedved for many years.

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Mino Raiola with Paul Pogba in a past match. The Manchester United superstar played for Juventus from 2012-2016. [Courtesy]

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