Mino Raiola buys £7m villa with Paul Pogba to Manchester United fee

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Oh to be Mino Raiola.

The super agent isn't the most admired figures in football - Sir Alex Ferguson has gone on record to discuss his displeasure at working with him - but he's definitely good at his job.

Just this summer alone, Raiola has brought Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba to Manchester United. He was paid nearly £20 million for his involvement in bringing the Frenchman to Old Trafford.


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With the big dealings over, the 48-year-old isn't wasting any time in splashing the cash. According to the Daily Mail, he has bought a villa in Miami that once belonged to American gangster Al Capone.

The property, which measures 6,077-square-feet and is encircled by a seven-foot wall, has seven bedrooms and a mini private beach.

Raiola's new property actually includes three houses, such is the large space. There is a gatehouse, a main villa and a cabana that overlooks a private swimming pool and Biscayne Bay.

Capone, a co-founder of the Chicago mob that shot to fame in the 1920s, paid $40,000 for the family retreat in 1928 and remained in his family decades after his death, before Henry Morrison purchased it in the 1970s.

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More business likely

With his summer windfall burning a hole in his pocket, there is still a likelihood that Raiola will be involved in more business before the August 31 deadline.

The Italian-born Dutch agent also represents Mario Balotelli, who has been told he can leave Liverpool by Jurgen Klopp, and Everton's Romelu Lukaku.

Chelsea are rumoured to be interested in signing the Belgian forward and we certainly wouldn't come cheap.

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Eye-watering figures

The figures involved in Pogba's deal are truly eye-watering. Manchester United paid Juventus £89m for the Frenchman - a world-record fee - and he will earn £290,000 each week for the next five years.

That works out at roughly £41,429 per day. Or £1,726 per hour. Or £29 per minute. Crazy stuff.

So while Raiola can now afford to settle in his plush Florida villa, just think of the property Pogba will be buying when he finds the time to go property hunting.

The world's most expensive footballer can ill afford to rest on his laurels, however. There is great expectation upon his shoulders to turn United into a dominant force once again, not just in England but in Europe, too.

Whether he can live up to the hype remains to be seen. We should get a glimpse of Pogba this Friday when United take on Southampton at Old Trafford.

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