Football agent Mino Raiola has refused to confirm whether he received a €27m fee for his role in Paul Pogba’s world-record move back to Manchester United.
Juventus’ general manager Giuseppe Marotta claimed last year that Raiola received a huge fee for his services “taking fees into account, the total gain for Pogba was €72m,” he revealed back in October.
“Even then we didn’t want to sell him, we wanted to put in French roots at Juventus.”
But in an interview with Italian newspaper Gazzetta dello Sport, Raiola refused to confirm or deny that figure.
“€27m? I’ll just say that it’s not an exact figure: maybe it’s less, but maybe it’s even more,” he said.
Fifa confirmed last month that it would investigate claims that Raiola received such a large fee for his role in the world-record transfer.
The game’s governing body confirmed it had “requested additional information” about Pogba’s transfer, following claims made in the book Football Leaks: The Dirty Business of Football.
But Raiola is insistent that the transfer was above board and that, in fact, Fifa decided against opening an investigation, according to the report in The Independent.
“Fifa certainly didn’t open any investigation into Paul’s transfer to United,” he added.
“Paul also acted correctly. When Marotta asked us to stay in 2015, he did so in the right way.
“It’s very true that the year after, Pogba left with the satisfaction of all concerned.”