Rafaela Pimenta has continued the legacy of Mino Raiola by orchestrating Matthijs de Ligt’s transfer from Juventus to Bayern Munich.
The defender had been on the books of the Bianconeri since 2019, and Juve was keen to keep hold of him.
However, he refused to sign a new contract and forced them to cash in on him in this transfer window.
The move appeared to have happened suddenly in this transfer window after he rejected a new contract.
However, that is far from the truth and his agent, Pimenta, has just revealed that they have been working on the transfer for some time.
She said, as quoted by Corriere dello Sport: “We have been working on De Ligt’s move to Bayern since the spring. It could only be done if all the members were happy. So it was.”
Juve FC Says
De Ligt is one of the finest players in the world, and he is very young. There was always a good chance that he would want to leave Juve for a new challenge.
It is natural that clubs have been speaking with his entourage long before the transfer happened, and Pimenta’s comments are not exactly a surprise.
No surprise here. Players and their agents have way too much power in European football. They arguably have more power and say than the team itself. The contracts they sign are worth nothing when they continue to force teams to sell them off, because they want to leave. How about this, if you sign a contract, honor it. Or else make everyone sign annual contracts. Let’s see what the agents and players do then? Transfer fees? That’s just another word for ransom. Buyout fees don’t work either. Good luck to De Ligt. Wish him nothing but the best, thanks for the 3 year loan.
Yeah the player power is getting slightly out of hand, but with clubs like psg handing them power in desperation to stay, it`s only going to get worse. annual contracts are a great option
then how come chelsea were in the picture? either way he says he wants to play for a positive attacking coach as it suits his game, 0 arguments to made against that.