When Mino Raiola is trying to get a player to their club, fans appreciate his efforts more than when he’s trying to take one away.
When Henrikh Mkhitaryan was trying to convince Borussia Dortmund to let him leave for Manchester United, there was talk in the German media of Raiola upturning furniture as he made clear to BVB that the transfer had to happen.
Then, after the Armenian failed to show his best form often enough at Old Trafford, Raiola making sure the player got the most out of his exit only served to hold up the Alexis Sanchez swap.
With talk around the future of Paul Pogba, and a potential desire for a Real Madrid move, Marca have obviously picked up on the case.
Jose Felix Diaz, their editor in chief, has published a column this weekend which is likely to be better informed than most… at least when it comes to the Spanish end of the story.
He claims that Raiola ‘already knows’ what Pogba wants to do… and that’s leave Manchester United and sign for Real Madrid.
Raiola himself has held a similar opinion for a while and has been trying to find a new destination.
The problem for Madrid interest is that Manchester United aren’t so keen and it would therefore take a huge amount of money, perhaps bigger than Real Madrid would be prepared to pay for the player.
Should Raiola choose to attack the furniture at Manchester United’s offices, it’s probably not going to go down too well.