Agent Mino Raiola commented on Gigio Donnarumma’s situation at Paris Saint-Germain, Matthijs de Ligt’s future at Juventus and gladly takes ‘the blame’ for the free transfers.
The agent spoke to the reporters at the Assembly of IAFA (Italian Association Football Agent) and said ‘dreams are for free’ when asked about Paul Pogba’s possible move to Juventus from Manchester United.
He also commented on Italy international Donnarumma’s situation at PSG, where the former Milan star is currently competing for the gloves with Keylor Navas.
The 22-year-old shot stopper admitted it ‘disturbs’ him, but Raiola claimed the youngster must be ‘patient’.
“I don’t know if it has become a problem,” Raiola said, according to TMW. “I think everyone knows how this story will end.
“It will turn out well for Gianluigi. It takes a bit of patience, I understand that he’s living a moment he never lived before.
“But it will only be solved through dialogue, little by little.”
Juventus are expected to meet with Raiola to discuss a possible extension with Dutch centre-back De Ligt, and Raiola waved away the questions about the 22-year-old.
“This interview should be done in May,” Raiola said. “We are in November… right now, an interview like this is not good.”
Italian clubs are struggling with players who are not willing to extend their deals with the clubs and thus move on free transfers when the contracts expire.
Raiola said he will gladly shoulder the blame on behalf of his clients.
“Our function is also to take the blame,” Raiola added. “The bad things of the players, I did. The ones that are done well, they did.
“That’s OK with me. I don’t need to be a saint, those who are smart, make their own considerations.”
TMW – Futuro alla Juventus per De Ligt? Raiola: “Intervista da fare a maggio, non a novembre” https://t.co/bhGySNWrBl
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