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Jorge Mendes isn’t the only agent with super heroes soccer stars in his agency, Italian super agent, Mino Raiola, 48, also has his own army.

Currently holding the transfer record for the most expensive signing ever after sanctioning Pogba’s switch to Manchester United from Juventus and pocketing around €20million in the process, Raiola has a knack of hyping his players and watching their stock rise as a result.

Here is a football team comprising of his clients.

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Sergio Romero

The Manchester United backup goalie arrived Old Trafford on a free last summer and remains understudy to David de Gea.

Doesn’t look like his stocks have risen since despite being Argentina’s first choice goalie.

Gregory van der Wiel

The Dutch defender currently plays for Fenerbahçe after leaving PSG this summer having spent 4 seasons at the French capital as a bit-part player.

He joined the Turkish side for free, and doesn’t look like one that will command any hefty fee soon at 28.

Ignazio Abate

The 29-year-old Milan full-back has remained in Italy all his professional career and has only left San Siro on few occasions to other Serie A sides on loan.

All Raiola would have done for him thus far is help put a proper wage system in check.


The Brazilian defender has been an integral member of PSG squad since arriving from Barcelona few seasons ago.

Having cost €4.5 million and €3.5million respectively in his last 2 transfers, Maxwell doesn’t seem like a money-making client to his super agent.

Paul Pogba

With over €100million paid for the signature of the France international, Raiola confirmed himself as the best man out there when it comes to negotiations of big-money deals.

The pressure is on his man to justify his huge astronomical fees.

Just maybe Saturday will be the start of that.

Blaise Matuidi

The wantaway PSG midfielder is still yet to come to terms as to why PSG didn’t allow any deal regarding his desired switch to Juve come to fruition this summer.

It could all work out in his favour as a winter or next summer transfer will definitely pay off , probably financially.

Thanks to the Italian agent.

Henrikh Mkhitaryan

The Armenian secured a £26million switch to United from Dortmund this summer following a standout campaign last term where he notched 23 goals.

Despite a slow start to life in the EPL, the dynamic midfielder is still tipped for greater things and the Red Devils will surely reap the fees they forked out to do business with Raiola.

Giacomo Bonaventura

The Milan midfielder is still on the rise since arriving San Siro from Atalanta in 2014 for €7 million.

The Italy international has become a key member of the club and will no doubt soon have his contracts renegotiated by his agent.

Romelu Lukaku

The former Chelsea striker has a £75million buyout clause in his contract and it’s expected to rise if he puts in 20+ league goals for Everton this season.

The 23-year-old Belgian sure has a lot of potentials and a big agent behind him.

With both, he can overtake Pogba’s fees.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

Despite arriving the Theatre of Dreams for free few months ago, the Swedish giant still commands one of the most expensive wages in the EPL.

Set to help the club to a title win this season, the 34-year-old would become a god once again if that happens, and United will be forever glad doing business with Mino Raiola.

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