There is news coming out of Holland today that Vurnon Anita’s new agent Mino Raiola could be getting a fee of £1.5M for pushing through the deal for his new client Vurnon Anita to Newcastle, and while it”s good money if you can get it, maybe Newcastle are balking at his fee, which is large to say the least.
Mino Raiola – renowned Italian agent
If Anita is going for €8.5M, which is around £6.6M, then the agent’s fee is close to 24% and that’s simply ridiculously high. The job of football clubs is to sign on players for a good price and not to make their agents rich.
But agents have got into the football game big time over the last several years, and they are making money hand over fist with the transfer of their clients, but Newcastle is one club who have balked more than once at exorbitant fees being asked by agents.
Railoa only seemed to be hired by Anita a week or so ago, and he was renowned for pushing through deals quickly, so we thought that was good, since that’s not what Newcastle are very good at.
The Italian agent one of the super agents (that means he makes super money), and is famous for doing all the deals for Swedish International Ibrahimovic over the last decade, to both Milan clubs and only recently when the Swedish striker joined mega rich PSG in the French league, which is a step down for playing in the Italian league, as far as football standards go.
But if this news is correct the price of Anita goes from £6.6M to around £8.1M including Railoa’s fee for Newcastle, so that a big increase – a 24% increase overall.
Something seems to be holding up the Anita deal, and it could well be super fee being asked by his super agent.
What do you think?
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