The Rafaela Pimenta empire cut to pieces!

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April 2022. Mino Raiola dies at the age of 54. One of the 5 most powerful player agents in the world, who accumulated more than 847.7 million dollars in contracts during his career, and therefore juicy commissions, left an incredible empire behind him. An agency made up of a few big personalities who took the logical continuation of the emblematic Mino, which nevertheless left a huge void. Rafaela Pimenta, the Brazilian lawyer who has worked alongside Raiola for more than 20 years, then took over to lead the Raiola galaxy with her cousin Vincenzo Raiola at her side, but also Jose Fortes, a Spaniard at the heart of the organization.

After a few months of transition, all these little people decided by mutual agreement not to continue the adventure together and following various discussions held between Rafaela Pimenta, Maxwell, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, the former PSG player and former Mino Raiola’s protege, Vincenzo Raiola. The Brazilian lawyer will continue to lead the agency alongside the former Brazilian international left-back. If many players will leave the ship, some others will stay alongside Pimenta, starting with Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, very attached to the lawyer, as the documentary dedicated to the 2018 world champion on Amazon proved. . The Erling Haaland case is a bit specific since Raiola managed the interests of the Norwegian star with his father. For their part, Alphonse Areola and Xavi Simons could also decide not to leave with Vincenzo Raiola, a registered agent at FIFA.

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Other departures to come within the Raiola agency…

The latter, who also seemed well suited to succeed his cousin Mino, will leave the ship and take with him several players and not the least since Ismaël Bennacer (AC Milan) freshly recovered, Stevi Mavididi (Montpellier), Mohamed Fares ( Lazio Rome) and many others will follow. But a third split could come quickly with other players from the agency awaiting departure. Indeed, the very promising Ryan Gravenberch (Bayern), Calvin Stengs (Antwerp) or Brian Brobbey (Ajax) could also leave the ship.

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Result in less than a year, more than half of the empire constituted by Mino Raiola could thus be amputated. A great upheaval followed with interest by the clubs, but also by the other agents who could take advantage of the situation to try to recover some players in doubt, like Stefan de Vrij (Inter Milan), who has joined Federico Pastorello in recent weeks or Moses Kean again. The former PSG striker, who plays for Juventus, also joined the World Star Agency at the end of December after many years of collaboration with Mino Raiola…

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