Football super-agent Mino Raiola has been dominating headlines in the sports world this week following a “crazy” wage demand. All this talk about money has got us thinking: what is Mino Raiola’s net worth?
Reports state Raiola was keen to secure a lot of money for 21-year-old Norway international Erling Haaland.
The Borussia Dortmund striker is the hottest property in world football right now and any club on the planet would love to sign him in the current transfer window. If only they could afford him, though.
Football agent’s ‘crazy’ wage demand explained
According to reports, Erling Haaland’s agent, Mino Raiola, demanded Chelsea paid the striker a hefty salary of £820,000 – per week!
If that wasn’t eye-watering enough, Raiola apparently wanted a pretty large cut for himself. As per The Daily Mail, the 53-year-old asked to take away a £34m agent’s fee, plus a salary for himself in an “overall five-year package worth £275m”.
That sure is a lot of money.
Mino Raiola’s net worth explored
Following the super-agent’s demand for a pretty steep sum, you’re likely wondering how much Raiola is worth.
As per Celebrity Net Worth, Mino Raiola has an estimated net worth of an eye-watering $50m!
In fact, Raiola is one of the wealthiest football agents there is.
Reportedly, Raiola was paid €25m from World Cup winner Paul Pogba’s €105m (£89.3m) transfer alone. No wonder he’s so well off! Pogba moved from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016 for a then-world record transfer fee.
Did Haaland’s wage deal go through?
No. Chelsea moved to bring Romelu Lukaku back to Stamford Bridge instead. The Belgium international has just moved to London from Inter Milan for another staggering fee – £97.5m. And he scored on his debut!
According to The Daily Mail, Haaland had also been linked with Real Madrid and Manchester City. However, it now looks as though he will be staying with Borussia Dortmund in the Bundesliga.
Real Madrid are counting the pennies due to the pandemic, while Manchester City may yet offer a window of opportunity to Haaland – and Raiola. City’s long-running pursuit of England captain Harry Kane is over after the striker declared he was staying at Tottenham Hotspur.
Here’s what former Oasis frontman and renowned City fan Liam Gallagher had to say about the news.