Mino Raiola earned more this summer than Cristiano Ronaldo does in one year

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What a summer it's been for super agent Mino Raiola.

The Italian-born Dutchman sanctioned the sales of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Henrikh Mkhitaryan to Manchester United in the transfer window and earned an incredible amount of money because of it.

Indeed, from the money he received for brokering Pogba's move from Juventus, Raiola bought a Miami villa previously owned by Al Capone for €9 million.


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But what if I told you he made more money this summer than Cristiano Ronaldo earns in one year.

That would be pretty ridiculous, right? Well, believe it or not, that's exactly what he did.

According to AS, who crunched the numbers and calculated the total agent fees Raiola was entitled to, the super agent earned a staggering €31 million over the course of the transfer window.

'But how did Raiola make that much?' I hear you ask. Here's how.

For pushing through Pogba's record-breaking return to United, Raiola made €20 million; of Mkhitaryan's €42 million move to Old Trafford, he received €8 million; and for Ibrahimovic's free transfer, he was paid €3 million.

Conversely, Ronaldo is paid 'only' €21 million per season at Real Madrid.

In the weeks following Pogba, Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan's moves to United, Raiola held a few rare interviews to discuss their respective deals.

Speaking to Telefoot, per Goal, the Dutchman revealed why Pogba decided on a return to the Red Devils as opposed to joining Real Madrid.

He said: "We never spoke about business during the Euros. He was disappointed in losing the final.

"He clearly told me what he wanted. For Paul, Manchester has always been his home and I gave him the heads up about everything happening in Miami.

"[Zinedine] Zidane also wanted him, I think, as well as five or six clubs. Manchester United is stronger now with my player. Real Madrid is not."

And on Ibrahimovic, he told Premier Sport: "I'm happy for Ibrahimovic and Pogba. They’re hungry for victories and there’s a winning project at Manchester United.

"Italy can't afford Ibrahimovic. Milan are the club in his heart but his future was on a different path."

Thirty million euros for shipping players between clubs... I'm in the wrong industry.

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