The man speaking in the Letzigrund stadium, is a good seller of himself. He has not even begun, as he makes the first joke. "Not even the Coronavirus can kill the Swiss punctuality," he says, as he realizes that the room is filled. With journalists, who will hear in the next 45 minutes of a monologue from him: Carmine "Mino" Raiola, the biggest fish among the Agents in the football business.
Raiola caliber such as Marco Verratti is under contract. He brought Erling Haaland from Salzburg to Dortmund and the club that, contrary to all his directives an exit clause in its contract to use. The Norwegians allowed to leave Dortmund for 60 million euros. And Raiola is the Agent of Paul Pogba. 49 million he earned in his Transfer from Juventus to Manchester United. This was in the context of the Football Leaks known.
"Pogba this, Pogba that", Raiola discards the hands. By this Transfer he wants to know nothing. Because on this rainy Monday it is not his intent, not to such Transfers, that's what he claims at least. It's about the little fish, the game agents, and of which, he says, it is self – 60 percent will disappear, if the Fifa by your new regulations. Stating that the game may consultant like Raiola will get only three per cent of the salary of a player.
He wants a private System
Together, they want to join forces and Fifa going to court. They announce the in Zurich, because the Fifa has its seat here. "You drag us in the Dirt," says Graf. And Raiola says: "Gianni Infantino thinks he's God. But he is not. I'm here to prove it." Five lawyers are currently drafting a lawsuit. Because Raiola and that of his colleagues in his activity, not regulate it. Even more: He wants to introduce a new System. One is not allowed to go in the Transfers on Fifa, the world governing body not to join in the conversation.
" soccer is a business"
It was the Fifa, which deregulated the market once, by making a statement that you could be without a license game Advisor. The 2014 was not the case. Now the Association of the influence of the agent and the transfer sums have become apparently too large. Therefore, the regulations. However, Raiola compared with Donald Trump. Also the US President to create new problems. "You need to focus on the game, on the VAR, and such things."
Out of the round, the question must come from: If it don't go to him only for the money in this thing. "Of course," responds to Raiola, it would be wrong to protect his interest. And: "football is a business." Who doesn't want to have to go to Volleyball.
Created: 09.03.2020, 18:52 PMUpdated Date: 10 March 2020, 00:02