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Mino Raiola information

We have heard that many people have been interested in knowing more about Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola so we have here put together some information about him for all of you.

Mino Raiola is famous for beeing the agent of famous Swedish soccer player Zlatan Ibrahimovic and the Italian striker Mario Balotelli. Mino Raiola was also the manager for famous Czech republic midfielder Pavel Nedved before Nedved retired. Mino Raiola is also the manager for an additional 20 players in various European leagues. Raiola current lives in Monaco.

Mino Raiola

Mino Raiola

Mino Raiola was born as Carmine “Mino” Raiola in Nocera Inferiore in the Salerna provice and moved to Haarlem in the Netherlands in 1968 when he was at the age of one. Mino Raiola has worked in the Italian restaurant that his parents owned already from an early age but stopped working there when he went to law school. In 1987 Mino Raiola started his own company. Mino Raiola has also tried to be a professional soccer player himself when he at the age of 22 joined HFC Haarlem.

His first work as a football agent was at Sports Promotions where Mino Raiola quickly worked his way up and soon he was an important agent at the company. Mino was involved in transfer of many Ajax players like Bryan Roy, Marciano Vink, Wim Jonk and Dennis Bergkamp. After some time at Sports Promotions he decided to quit the company and start working for himself. His first major transfer as a football agent was the transfer of Pavel Nedved when Nedved signed a contract with Lazio.

Mino Raiola agent

Mino Raiola agent

After this Mino Raiola quickly started working with big names such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Mido and Maxwell and in 2004 Mino Raiola managed to get Zlatan Ibrahimovic sold to Juventus for 16 million euros. After the many deals with Ajax the relationship between Mino and Ajax because very harsh after both Maxwell and Grygera decided not to renew their contracts with Ajax. Both the players became free transfers and Ajax blamed Mino Raiola for this and decided not to work him for a long time.

However this was not a big problem for Mino since he has now made himself a big name and he was also very successful in managing the transfer of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to both Internazionale and Barcelona which were some of the biggest transfers in 2006 and 2009. Also in 2010 and 2011 Mino managed to be involved in a total of five transfers related to AC Milan since Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Robinho, Mark van Bommel, Edanuelson and Didac Vila all had contracts with Mino Raiola or in other ways was involved with him.

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Edinson Cavani to PSG, Zlatan leaves?

Zlatan Ibrahimovic was a big hero with 30 league goals and the biggest contrbuter to that Paris Saint-Germain won the league. But the next season, PSG might sacrifice Zlatan Ibrahimovic, 31, in replacement of Edinson Cavani, 26.

Napoli is considering to accept a swap deal which will give Napoli both Zlatan and money. Several European top clubs are battling to attract the target striker Edinson Cavani in the summer transfer window. However, it has been difficult to get to a deal with Napoli when there is a sale clause of approximately 55 million Euro.

Edinson Cavani

Edinson Cavani

Chelsea and Manchester City have been mentioned in the discussions, but according to Italian and French data Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid to be closest to the signature.

Edinson Cavani would prefer to move to the Spanish club, but PSG offer more money. The 26-year old is younger than Zlatan and PSG looks at Cavani as a coming man. Simultaneously, Zlatan and new coach Laurent Blanc as an impossible combination.

Blanc has flirted with Cavani in the media.
– I’d love to work with Cavani. He is a player who I like very much, ‘he said at a press conference on Wednesday.

zlatan ibrahimovic

zlatan ibrahimovic

PSG has an advantage against the other clubs who want Cavani – they have Zlatan. Napoli president Aurelio De Laurentiis, is a big fan of Zlatan Ibrahimovic and would love to see him in Naples. The Italian club are now considering dropping Cavani to PSG – if they get Zlatan Ibrahimovic and money.

Spanish Punto Pelota state that the Swedish national team captain has informed his agent Mino Raiola that he wants to leave the club, and that Real Madrid is a favorite destination. The 31-year-old is said to be very unhappy with the choice of the coach of PSG, and there is a serious conflict between Raiola and Blanc’s agent Jean-Pierre Bernes.

A few weeks ago Carlo Ancelotti left France and took over Real Madrid. According to Italian sources   Ancelotti would like to recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Real Madrid, but the club management in the Spanish club does not. Zlatan Ibrahimovic is also not in PSG’s 27-man squad who travel to pre-season camp in Austria.

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Monaco to sign Zlatan Ibrahimovic?

According to Brazilian media – citing local newspaper Riviera Cote d’Azur Zeitung, a German-language newspaper based in the South of France – Monaco tries to recruit Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

At Riviera Cote d’Azur Zeitung web site there is no article about Zlatan Ibrahimovic, but the rumor has been widely adopted in social media and the odds for Zlatan Ibrahimovic moving to Monaco have dropped a lot today in different companies that provide odds on where Zlatan Ibrahimovic will move this summer. There have even been as low odds as 3.50 times the money on that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will move to Monaco before 1th of September 2013.

Zlatan Ibrahimovics PSG jersey

Zlatan Ibrahimovics PSG jersey

Monaco – who will most likely be one of PSG’s main rivals for league title race next season – is said to be willing to offer 30 million euros for Zlatan Ibrahimovic. Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola is a resident of Monaco and has good contact with several of the club’s representatives. Not least with Russian owner Dmitry Rybolovlev.

Furthermore, PSG’s new coach Laurent Blanc’s agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes has sued Mino Raiola sued for 7.8 million euro, which might influcence Zlatan to disappears from the champions Paris Saint-Germain.

Monaco has already acquired Falcao, Joao Moutinho, James Rodriguez and Ricardo Carvalho this summer. Also getting Zlatan Ibrahimovic would put Monaco as the number one contender of the title for next season, ahead of Paris Saint-Germain.

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Potential problems between Zlatan and Blanc

Laurent Blanc celebrated the biggest star in Paris SG’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic. But beneath the surface there is a conflict that can genuinely disturbe the relationship between the new coach and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Blanc’s agent, Jean-Pierre Bernes, has sued Mino Raiola for 7.8 million Euro. When Laurent Blanc yesterday afternoon officially was unveiled as Paris SG’s new coach at a press conference in Paris, he was quick to pay tribute to the team’s Swedish superstar.
– Ibrahimovic has revealed that he is professional in every way. I want him to show the way with his attitude, taking with him the others at a high level – our goal will be high, said Blanc.

zlatan career

zlatan career

Many wonder how Blanc, fired as French coach after Euro 2012, which was far from PSG’s first choice to handle a star like Zlatan. There is also a view that not as many are aware of and are likely to obscure the relationship between Blanc and Ibrahimovic.

Zlatan’s agent and close friend, Mino Raiola, for a time tried to find a new club for PSG player Blaise Matuidi and the midfielder is now be close to a move to Manchester City. Matuidi is not Raiolas players but under contract with the controversial French star agent Jean-Pierre Bernes. Bernes’s is close friend and agent of Laurent Blanc.

Matuidi has through a letter trying to get out of the contract with Bernes. The French agent recently responded by suing Raiola and Matuidi in French court through his lawyer Carlo Brusa:
– We oppose the legality of the termination of the agreement. The letter is rubbish. He (Raiola) has violated all the rules by offering the player to the big clubs in Europe, including England, to get him to leave PSG, said Brusa to Le Parisien.

Raiola has commented on Radio Monte Carlo:
– Matuidi has a contract with an agent in France. That’s all I need to know.
– It is a shame that Ancelotti leaves but that’s what happens. Zlatan stays in PSG. Laurent Blanc is a big name that will be respected.

Blanc explained yesterday what he expects of PSG players and also signaled how he wants to show his authority:
– In the locker room it is French that apply.

Remains to be seen how Zlatan Ibrahimovic, who does not speak French, will obey it.

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Mino Raiola says Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay

Laurent Blanc, 47, is expected to be presented as new PSG coach. Then Mino Raiola comes with a promise.
– Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay at PSG, says the agent.

There have been rumors about if Zlatan Ibrahimovic will stay or not in Paris Saint-Germain. There is interest from Napoli, but perhaps most importantly from Juventus. The Swedish superstar has had a strong bond with coach Carlo Ancelotti – who is leaving for Real Madrid – and as recently as May, came reports that he has set an ultimatum to PSG
– If Ancelotti disappears there is no chance that “Ibra” remains, said a source then.

Zlatan Ibrahimovics PSG jersey

Zlatan Ibrahimovics PSG jersey

But Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola continues to stand up for himself. There will be no move to Serie A – at least not this summer.
– I repeat: Ibrahimovic will stay at PSG. Laurent Blanc is a big name and he will be respected, he says to prestigious L’Equipe as a result of the coaching change.
Ibrahimovic – who marched home top scorer in Ligue 1 with his 30 goals – has a contract until 2015. And PSG fans get reassurance even in terms of the star Thiago Silva, who is said to be “number one priority” for Barcelona coach Tito Vilanova.

Silva’s agent Paulo Tonietto have spoken to JDD:
– He thrives in Paris and is going to stay. Laurent Blanc is a good choice for a coach. He has led the French national team, then he can not be bad. He is on the same level as the other names mentioned (Capello, Hiddink, Rijkaard, Villas-Boas). All are fantastic coaches, said Tonietto.
He also assures that they have not been in contact with Barcelona about a possible move. Thiago Silva has a contract with PSG until 2017.

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Latest Zlatan related news

Today we only have two small Zlatan related news.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic and his Paris Saint-Germain begins the next league season with a road game against Montpellier on August 31. Schedule makers have ensured that this year’s championship team faced last year champions in the premiere. The same day meets newcomer Monaco Bordeaux, Marseille meet Guingamp and Lyon against Nice. Ligue 1 takes Christmas break between 21 December and 10 January and ends on May 10.

zlatan strike the ball

zlatan the striker

When it comes to news regarding Zlatan Ibrahimovic it has been speculated that Ibrahimovic will leave Paris Saint-Germain this summer. Juventus and Napoli have been cited as new club addresses. But now the agent Mino Raiola states that Zlatan will stay in Paris.

– Zlatan will continue this next year. He is very happy in Paris. He has won the title, he scores, he does his job, he did what he should do and what he had promised, says agent Mino Raiola to RMC.

– He has a good relationship with Carlo Ancelotti, but on the other hand, Zlatan always has a good relationship with his coach, except Guardiola. It is unfortunate if Ancelotti disappear, but such things happen.

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Mino Raiola denies that Zlatan will leave PSG

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been surrounded by transfer rumors, but if you believe his agent Mino Raiola Zlatan Ibrahimovic will go nowhere. “He stays in PSG,” said the agent.
Zlatan himself said recently that he did not dare to say if he stays in PSG next season or not. He is said to want to return to Italy, and Italian and Swedish media reported that Zlatan is willing to lower his salary to play in Juventus. There has also been rumors that both Zlatan and Helena Seger do not like it in Paris and would like to move back to Italy.

Helena Seger with her son

Helena Seger with her son

None of it is true, Mino Raiola told reporters as he comes out of a meeting at Milan’s headquarters on Thursday afternoon.

– There is no chance that he will return to Italy, he stays in the PSG. I hear there is talk that he would lower his salary, but it is something that only the media says. He never talked about it, says Raiola according to several Italian media.

According to Sky Italia, the sports director Leonardo will coach the team next season, if Ancelotti would leave. After that the team would be taken over by Arsène Wenger.

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Zlatan will not go to Juventus

It has been one of this springs hottest rumors of the silly season, but now Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s agent Mino Raiola closes the door for Juventus: “PSG do not want to sell him and Ibra has never asked to be sold,” said Raiola according to Italian media.

The agent reveals that he had a meeting with PSG two months ago. It stated that Zlatan Ibrahimovic will be key to the project for another season.
– I have not talked to Juventus in a while but I met PSG two months ago and they agreed that the project will revolve around him for another season, says Raiola according to Mediaset.

zlatan strike the ball

zlatan the striker

Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s name has been linked with Juventus on a daily basis in the Italian media in recent weeks. But the agent is clear about the message that the striker stays in PSG.
– PSG do not want to sell him and Ibra has never asked to be sold so I think he stays in Paris, said Raiola.

Now, also Juventus has gone out and shut the door for Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
– We are not interested in him, says president Andrea Agnelli.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic has been rumored to be moving away from PSG for a long time. Both the French and Italian media have placed Zlatan Ibrahimovic at Juventus. But after Sunday’s league title Zlatan denied that he will leave PSG.
– This is a good start at a new club. The future belongs to us. We can play better than this, if we can win the league like this only God knows what could happen then, says 31-year-old.

Now also denies Juventus owner Andrea Agnelli there will be no transfer of Zlatan Ibrahimovic to Juventus.
– No, no return. that is the end, he told Sky Italia.

It seems like Juventus will go ahead with Gonzalo Higuain instead of Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

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