According to a book published in Germany; The Dirty Business of Football earlier this week it revealed evidence meaning Raiola was paid £22.8m from the transfer fee alone as well as a further £16.39m in fees from Manchester United and £2.2m from Pogba.
The evidence presented appears to be supported by a statement Juventus made to the Italian stock exchange last August.
The statement confirmed that a significant chunk of the money was not being paid to the club. It said: ‘An agreement has been finalised with Manchester United for a consideration of €105m. The economic effect is positive for about €72.6m, net of solidarity subsidy and auxiliary expenses.’
Sportsmail revealed on Tuesday how Raiola negotiated an astonishing deal with Juventus when he took a then 19-year-old Pogba from United to Turin in August 2012. Because signing Pogba had cost Juventus only £1.5m, in the event of a future move they agreed to pay Raiola 50 per cent of everything over a figure of around £40m.
When asked specifically if it was paid by Juventus, he said: ‘No, not in the way that you’re saying it. I have to see how I can phrase this in a way that Juventus cannot tackle me through the law, let’s say. Hmm. How can I say it? (Long pause) Yes: in this deal Juventus was not the only owner of the player’s rights.’
He was then asked if that was not therefore a breach of third party ownership rules, given that it was banned. ‘Not then,’ said Raiola in reference to the fact that he struck the deal with Juventus in 2012. ‘Only afterwards.’
He admitted that before 2015, when the new ruling was introduced by FIFA, he did have stakes in some players. ‘Not often, but sometimes,’ he said.
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