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From Zlatan to Pogba: A Look at Mino Raiola's Top 5 Clients

Arjun Singh Devgan
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has enjoyed a successful partnership with Mino Raiola representing him
Zlatan Ibrahimovic has enjoyed a successful partnership with Mino Raiola representing him / VI-Images/Getty Images
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A Dutch-Italian football agent by trade, Mino Raiola is one of the most influential football agents in the world, someone who currently represents more than 20 top players playing in various European leagues.

The 53-year-old is known to be a "super agent", though he has also courted controversy in the past during his time as a agent. Raiola is widely known for pocketing a reported €25million for brokering Paul Pogba's then world record €105m move to Manchester United in 2016 and it will be interesting to see how much earns this summer.

Here, we take a look at his top five clients in football.

1. Paul Pogba

Paul Pogba
France v Bulgaria - International Friendly / Aurelien Meunier/Getty Images

As stated earlier, Raiola pocketed a reported €25m for brokering Paul Pogba's move to Manchester United in 2016 and the Frenchman continues to remain one of his most valued clients.

The midfielder despite experiencing a mixed time at Old Trafford, is still one of the best players in the world and with Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain being linked with him - he could potentially make another big-money move in the near future.

2. Zlatan Ibrahimovic

FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia"Germany v Mexico"
FIFA World Cup 2018 Russia"Germany v Mexico" / VI-Images/Getty Images

Zlatan Ibrahimovic might be 39-years-old, but he continues to remain one of Raiola's most important clients and arguably the biggest superstar in his stable.

Raiola brokered a number of the moves that the Super Swede made during his career, starting from his transfer to Juventus from Ajax in 2004.

3. Erling Haaland

Erling Haaland
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Erling Haaland has emerged as the best young striker in the world over the past couple of years, with the striker being tipped for great things in the future.

The 20-year-old has been linked with a big money move in the summer, with a number of top European clubs including Manchester City, Manchester United, Paris Saint-Germain and Real Madrid among others understood to be interested in his services.

4. Matthijs de Ligt

Matthijs De Ligt
North Macedonia v Netherlands - UEFA Euro 2020: Group C / BSR Agency/Getty Images

Arguably the best young defender in the world at the moment, Matthijs de Ligt choose to join Juventus in 2019, with the Italian club beating competition from a number of top European clubs to his signature.

The 21-year-old after a tough start to life in Italy, has now established himself as a permanent fixture in the Bianconeri side.

5. Gianluigi Donnarumma

Gianluigi Donnarumma
Italy v Wales - UEFA Euro 2020: Group A / Quality Sport Images/Getty Images

That Gianluigi Donnarumma has already made more than 250 appearances for AC Milan at just 22-years-old, goes to show how highly rated and brilliant he has been so far in his career.

The Italian though has reportedly agreed to move to Paris Saint-Germain in the summer, and will leave Milan on a free transfer.

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