Mino Raiola: The super agent, the video game and the proxy war

27 November 2020

test
Photo: PA Images Technical director Gerard Nijkamp, from PEC Zwolle (left), Mino Raiola (Middle), and chairman Adriaan Visser during the Dutch Eredivisie match between Feyenoord Rotterdam and PEC Zwolle at the Kuip on October 21, 2018 in Rotterdam.

Sources say row over player likenesses new front in super agent’s battle with FIFA.

Latest draft of new FIFA agents guidelines issued days before Zlatan row.

New rules will cost player agents £100 million annually in England alone.

James Corbett corbett@offthepitch.com

It was a tweet that made waves, but the boat that it rocked was not the public target.

“Who gave FIFA EA Sport permission to use my name and face? @FIFPro? I’m not aware to be a member of Fifpro and if I am I was put there without any real knowledge through some weird maneuver,” Zlatan Ibrahimović asked his 7 million Twitter followers on Monday.

Soon after, Gareth Bale chimed in.

Do you want to read this article?

Get instant access by signing up for a 7-day free trial

No credit card, no commitments and it will expire automatically.

You will receive a link that activates your trial in an email.