Super-agent Mino Raiola 'held talks over representing Marcus Rashford'
Mino Raiola has met with Marcus Rashford’s agents over the possibility of representing the star, according to reports.
The England international is currently represented by his brothers, Dane Rashford and Dwaine Maynard, who have their own agency but with his profile always growing, Raiola is keen to add Rashford to his books.
According to , Raiola met with the pair early last year to talk about taking on the 22-year-old, with Rashford’s brothers also seeking advice from the super-agent.
Marcus Rashford could become the next Man United player to be represented by Mino Raiola
, the news comes a week after Raiola took Jesse Lingard under his wing.
The partnership said to be part of a wider strategy from the agent to establish links with more English players, which would see Rashford as the perfect addition going forward.
Any link-up with the forward would be primarily for marketing purposes, with Raiola having already helped Paul Pogba become the icon he is today.
However, news of a potential link-up with their star striker is sure to raise eyebrows given Raiola’s tempestuous relationship with United.
Super-agent Raiola reportedly met with Rashford’s representatives early last year
United are aware that Raiola has taken charge of Lingard’s affairs, and privately accept that the development may make it more difficult to keep hold of him given their stormy relationship with the agent.
United have found their relationship with the agent beneficial in recent years, Raiola playing a central role in some of the club’s most expensive ever transfers, namely Pogba.
The Italian-born agent facilitated his client Pogba’s switch to Manchester United from Juventus for a world record £89million fee in 2016.
He also helped bring Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and lancardomino Romelu Lukaku to Old Trafford.
Raiola already represents Paul Pogba and has recently taken Jesse Lingard under his wing
But the 52-year-old’s public persona has irked certain members of the United hierarchy in recent months, particularly in relation to Pogba’s future at the club.
‘Pogba’s problem is Manchester United. It’s a club out of touch with reality and without a sporting project,’ Raiola said earlier this month.
‘I wouldn’t take anyone there, they would even ruin Maradona, Pele and Maldini. Paul needs a club and a squad, one like Juventus was before.’