- One of the world’s famous football agents, Mino Raiola, says he wishes he could die and come back as James Bond because he makes “all the ladies get out of their clothes.”
- “I’m a big fan,” he told the Dutch publication VI. “Just when he says: ‘My name is bond, James Bond’, all the ladies get out of their clothes, haha.”
- Raiola is the agent of a number of soccer’s biggest stars, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, and Matthijs de Ligt, and has made over $70 million in his career, according to Forbes.
- That number could increase this month as a number of his clients, including Pogba, are rumoured to be on the move again, Tuttosport says.
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One of the world’s famous football agents, Mino Raiola, says he wishes he could die and come back as James Bond because he makes “all the ladies get out of their clothes.”
Raiola is the agent of a number of soccer’s biggest stars, including Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, and Matthijs de Ligt.
Throughout his illustrious career, the Italian has earned more than $70 million in commission from his deals, according to Forbes.
However Raiola says if he could have his time again, he’d choose to be super spy “007,” whom he hangs a picture of in his plush Monaco office.
“If I die and I can come back, then I would like James Bond,” he told the Dutch publication VI. “I’m a big fan. Just when he says: ‘My name is bond, James Bond’, all the ladies get out of their clothes, haha.”
The 52-year-old went on to say that his favorite bond of all time is Daniel Craig.
“Daniel Craig is my favorite,” he added. “He has given Bond even more character. Extra layers. Sometimes gloomy, he can suffer and love. He is pure, more human.”
The latest installment of the James Bond franchise, “No Time to Die”, features Craig as the leading man for the fifth time, and hits theaters in the UK on April 2, according to IMDB.
A number of Raiola’s clients could be on the move this January
Ibrahimovic, who has been represented by Raiola for over a decade, completed his return to AC Milan on Thursday, signing a six-month deal at the San Siro, with the option for extend it for another season, according to the BBC.
Pogba could also make a return to Serie A with former club Juventus, says Tuttosport.
It reports that the Frenchman is unhappy at Manchester United, and that Raiola is trying to push a move back to the Allianz Stadium through in return for Emre Can.
Dutch trio Donyell Malen, Calvin Stengs, and Myron Boadu, three of Raiola’s youngest clients, may too swap the Eredivisie for pastures new over the next four weeks.
“‘Stengs, Boadu, Malen, Wijndal, but also Ryan Gravenberch from Ajax could all go to major European clubs for a long time,” Raiola told VI. “In recent years I have been approached almost daily.
“Maybe they will stay another year, but if Ajax comes out with AZ and has a good plan for Stengs and Boadu, for example, it’s my duty to listen.
“You may know that I am now having conversations with top European clubs asking me: ‘Malen or Boadu?’ Then I will answer honestly. ‘What do you need, a Ferrari or a Lamborghini?'”
“And the club that does it very cleverly, they will soon grab it all. I am not saying that they are ready for it now, an intermediate step might be better.”
The winter transfer window closes on January 31 for clubs in England, France, Germany, Italy, and Spain, and on February 1 for those in Portugal.
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