Speaking on the recent tour of Spain that Mino Raiola embarked on with Erling Haaland’s father, Alf Inge Haaland, Fabrizio Romano mentioned on the Here We Go podcast that this is one of the tendencies of the super agent. He is used to meeting with interested clubs multiple times before he moves one of his players there.
The Italian journalist drew a comparison to what Raiola did in the case of Matthijs De Ligt moving from Ajax to Juventus. The player had already decided months before the end of the season that he wanted to move to a top club, and Raiola started negotiations with Paris Saint-Germain, Juventus and other clubs across the continent who were interested in his services.
After multiple meetings and understanding the project with all of them, the player ultimately ended up moving to the Serie A champions and is now a part of their future for years and years to come.
It is also common happening to see Raiola demand a release clause for his clients, with Erling Haaland and De Ligt as examples. The Dutch international has a release clause in his contract with the Bianconeri and will be valid in 2022, and it is the same situation as Haaland minus the crazy demand.
The centre-back’s release clause is valued at a staggering €150 million. Juventus are currently rebuilding with young players like Federico Chiesa, Weston McKennie, Dejan Kulusevski and De Ligt who is a key player so they probably won’t sell him unless they get a big bid for him this or the next summer.