United midfielder, Paul Pogba’s Real Madrid move is in doubt as FIFA bans agent.
Mino Raiola’s ban being extended to a worldwide effect by FIFA, from a three-month suspension earlier handed him by the Italian Football Association (FIGC).
Raiola, who is also agent of 19-year-old Ajax captain, Matthijs de Ligt and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, was given a three-month suspension on Wednesday by the FIGC, although it did not provide any specific reasoning.
The 51-year-old moved to reassure his clients, that potential business in the coming transfer window would not be affected as the ban was restricted to Italian territory, while he made it clear he would contest the FIGC’s decision.
In a statement released by FIFA the extension of the suspension is now global;
”The Chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has today decided to extend the sanctions imposed by the Italian Football Association (FIGC) on the intermediaries Carmine and Vincenzo Raiola to have worldwide effect.
”Carmine Raiola is suspended for a period of three months and Vincenzo Raiola for a period of two months.
”The decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee was notified today and takes immediate effect,
This puts Paul Pogba’s Real Madrid move in doubt should his agent fail to change it for his favour.