Football's most controversial agent has spoke out about his feud with Manchester City manager Pep Guardiola.
Ahead of a potential transfer involving the most in-demand strikers at present, all eyes remain on this situation with the two being involved in multiple heated exchanges over the years.
In what is one of football’s longest running feuds, we might just witness another chapter being added to the Pep Guardiola / Mino Raiola rivalry book.
The two have had multiple public fallouts ever since they first publicly went against each other in 2009/2010, when Pep Guardiola was the manager of Barcelona, with the latest one coming right before a Manchester Derby in 2018.
In an exclusive interview with The Athletic, Mino Raiola has once again chosen to speak about his relationship with the Manchester City boss.
He said, “I have closed the book already a long time ago. Everybody knows what I think of him personally and he can say what he thinks for me personally."
"For the rest, I think he's a great trainer. And that's how it is. I will not shut up for anybody. I'll give my opinion, I think that it is my right", he closed.
While this might not have been as heated and bitter as it has been over the years, this comes at a time when Manchester City and Pep Guardiola are interested in bringing Erling Braut Haaland to the Etihad Stadium to become the club’s number one striking option.
Pep Guardiola and the Manchester City hierarchy are huge admirers of the tall Norwegian forward, who is represented by Mino Raiola, and have made him their number one target to replace the outgoing all-time club top scorer Sergio Aguero.
Haaland is hot property in today’s market, with a host of clubs across Europe in the race for his signature. The sour relationship between Mino Raiola and Pep Guardiola will be of some concern to the top management at Manchester City and the club’s fans who are hopeful of a potential transfer.
The two will have to come to neutral grounds if Manchester City want to lure Europe’s hottest and most sought-after striker to the Etihad Stadium this summer and Mino Raiola seems to have taken the first step in that direction with his careful statements to The Athletic.
The full conversation with Mino Raiola can be found here.
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