Mino Raiola starts again.
Manchester United fans know too well how to expect timely (not so positive) public updates on the future of star man Paul Pogba, and Raiola delivered his final thoughts on the Frenchman earlier this week – hinting that he could leave Old Trafford for former club Juventus at the end of his contract next June.
Raiola also represents Borussia Dortmund’s Erling Haaland, who is expected to hit the market next summer when his release clause is activated, as well as a number of Serie A players.
Milan face Juventus this weekend, and Raiola has clients on both sides of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Alessio Romagnoli and Matthijs de Ligt – the latter being taken away by Juventus from Ajax in 2019.
But ahead of the game, Raiola spoke about the future of the three players and suggested that Romagnoli could in fact join Juventus at the end of his own contract next summer. And he didn’t stop there either – warning that De Ligt isn’t necessarily guaranteed to stay in Turin next season due to his interest in him.
Speaking on Romagnoli at Rai Sport (via Football Italia), Raiola said: “I think he and De Ligt are some of the best defenders in Europe. De Ligt has a contract, while Romagnoli’s deal expires. ‘next year.
“I think they could play together at Juventus next season, but be careful because De Ligt could leave Juve at the end of the season. This is how the market works, many clubs are interested in signing him . “
Ibrahimovic, who turns 40 next month, was also the center of Raiola’s attention – although no real update was given on his plans beyond this season.
“We are talking [about his future] every year, ”said Raiola from the Swede. “It’s like a promissory note that expires every 12 months. I’m sure the day he doesn’t feel like the orchestra’s first violin, he’ll say “I’m done” and become director. “