Mino Raiola never takes a move without knowing where it will lead him, particularly if he meets Joan Laporta. While they are close friends, both parties are aware that there is a sense of curiosity from both sides as they meet. Raiola appeared to extend the courtesy of giving Laporta first crack at signing Erling Haaland yesterday. Following that, the agent traveled to Madrid at the behest of Erling’s father. His sole aim of visiting the Real Madrid training center was to scout the terrain.
However, owing to the nature of the meeting with Joan Laporta, it was the most important occurrence of the day. As you are all aware, Mino Raiola has a huge wallet full of awesome clients who want to play for FC Barcelona. Now that he can bring them there, he would not hesitate to seize them. Aside from Haaland, La Sexta stated that Mino listed another name during their meeting.
According to this article, Mino Raiola did not want to discuss Haaland as much as he wanted to discuss Matthijs de Ligt. Yes, you heard it right. The agent is currently seeking a new home for the young Dutch defender. After nearly three seasons at Juventus, De Ligt isn’t what people expected of him in Italy, and he’d like to start over somewhere else.
Joan Laporta decided to discuss him because Ronald Koeman is willing to make him a Barcelona player for the next decade. Keep in mind that the new Barça coach is familiar with De Ligt from his tenure as head of the Netherlands. If he becomes a Blaugrana player, we will see his best version once more.