Mino Raiola could help Man Utd sign Matthijs de Ligt after past transfer disagreements
Mino Raiola could end up helping Manchester United this summer, despite his previous bad relationship with the club. Juventus defender Matthijs de Ligt, Raiola’s client, is said to be a target for the Red Devils after a disappointing first season in Italy.
United are apparently interested in making a move to sign De Ligt, a year after missing out on his signature.
The Dutch defender opted against the Red Devils last summer when he signed for Juventus from Ajax. But after a disappointing campaign, he could be tempted to move at the end of the season.
The Times claims United originally planned on exploring a bid next summer, but now could do so this year instead.
And Raiola could have a hand in making the move happen, despite his poor relationship with the club.
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The super-agent has a reputation for moving his players on quickly, something that has given rival teams hope of signing Erling Braut Haaland this summer.
Despite only sealing De Ligt’s move to Juve last year, he could allow the 20-year-old to move on again to United.
Raiola’s relationship with the club has been shaky this season, after things turned sour due to the club’s treatment of Paul Pogba.
He then caused controversy with his comments surrounding Haaland’s decision to snub United in favour of Borussia Dortmund.
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But recently, it appears the two parties have been talking again, leading to hope that if the relationship is rebuilt, it could lead to De Ligt heading to Old Trafford.
The Red Devils were one of the teams heavily linked with the youngster last season after a breakout season for Ajax, but in the end it was Juve who won the race for his signature.
But his dream move to Italy has failed to pay off so far, having only started 17 Serie A games.
He was immediately thrust into the team by Maurizio Sarri after an injury suffered by Georgio Chiellini last August, but he failed to make the grade.
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In his first few months at the club, he put in a series of bad performances and was even linked with a return to Ajax.
The defender has still failed to replicate the form which saw him become the hottest asset in world football, however.
And that has left United sniffing around him with the idea of making a move at the end of the season.
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