Paul Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, has been flapping his gums about Arsene Wenger’s apparent lack of spending.
The famous agent, who also has Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Mario Balotelli and Romelu Lukaku on his books, hailed Manchester United for their spending this summer, claiming that by doing so, they’ve proven they want to be one of the best clubs in the world. Funny he should say that considering three of his clients now play for them…
However, Wenger, who spent around £100m on bringing in players we needed, apparently doesn’t have the ‘balls’ to take on the responsibility of spending money…
“It’s not just a case of spending the money,” the Italian claims.
“It’s shouldering the responsibility of spending that money and saying, “yes, this is my man’’. Arsenal have the money but do they have the balls?
“I respect Arsene Wenger. He has a philosophy that says these figures don’t match what I want to do, so that’s OK. Real Madrid? The will of Zinedine Zidane was strong but we were not sure it was the will of the club.
“Yet I think Manchester United showed the world this summer that they were not going to stand still, they want to be the best.
“They sent out a message with the transfers they did that this is the biggest club in the world.”
I’m not sure whether Raiola was paying attention this summer because Wenger did indeed spend money where it was needed and United have been spending out of their eyeballs but it seems as if he just wants to make column inches. I get what he’s saying about having the ‘balls’ to put down a huge sum of money on one man but not all clubs have that luxury. Just because he seems to think we have ‘the money’, doesn’t mean to say we have an much as United.
Big names are hard to come by unless you want to spend £89m, which isn’t an amount of money we can just potentially throw away on one player.
Either way, Raiola is not someone the club, Wenger or fans should be listening to.