Pogba’s agent handed transfer ban


Mino Raiola, the agent to Manchester United midfielder, Paul Pogba, has been handed a three-month transfer ban by the Italian FA.

Raiola’s last major deal, was Pogba’s then world record £89million move from Juventus back to Manchester United in 2016.

But now he won’t be able to deal either to or from Italy until August 9.

That date is two weeks before the 2019/20 Serie A season starts, but just one day prior to the new Premier League season.

Raiola’s cousin, Vincenzo Raiola has also been banned for two months.

The Italian FA didn’t provide the reason for the bans, but said in a statement: “The Sports Procurators Commission, any other exception, deduction and defence rejected, condemns Mr Carmine [Mino] Raiola and Mr Vincenzo Raiola, on his own behalf and as legal representatives of the companies they represent to sanction of the suspension from the exercise of the activity of sports attorney to the extent, respectively: with regard to Mr. Carmine Raiola, of 3 months, with regard to Mr. Vincenzo Raiola, of 2 months.”