Mino Raiola is all set to dominate the upcoming summer transfer window, as he prepares to get his star client Romelu Lukaku away from Everton.
Mino Raiola was the man at the center of the 2016 summer window as well, as he negotiated three of the biggest deals of the season, by facilitating big-money moves of Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, and Paul Pogba to Manchester United.
In fact, according to Sportsmail, the agent earned an astronomical £22.8m from Pogba’s world transfer record-breaking return to the Theatre of Dreams, and including Zlatan Ibrahimovic’s free transfer, the total amount Raiola pocketed was close to a whopping £41.39m.
The Italian may not be on the receiving end of such high fees this time around, though, due to the fact that he has no sell-on deal included in Romelu Lukaku’s Everton contract.
However, he is still expected to pull some big strings this summer, as the Toffees have set a £100m price tag on their in-demand striker, meaning the Belgium international’s transfer is likely to eclipse Paul Pogba’s £89.3m switch from Juventus to United.
Raiola is currently on the best of terms with Manchester United’s executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward, and as per The Daily Mail, Lukaku would have already been a Red Devil had Jose Mourinho not been unsure as to whether the 23-year-old is the right addition to his squad.
Meanwhile, some reports claim that the Premier League’s current leading goalscorer would rather prefer a transfer to his former club Chelsea, but Raiola is understood to be holding out for an offer from the Mancunian giants, as he believes United will cash out a bigger agent fee as compared to the Stamford Bridge outfit.
Either way, Mino Raiola is set to ensure Lukaku signs a 5-year deal worth at least £200,000-per-week wages with his new club, which would then guarantee that the agent himself bags a fee over £2.5m in the process.
Written by Kunal Kambli