Wednesday July 17 2019
Raiola: De Ligt, Pogba, Kean...

Mino Raiola says Juventus are ‘the best team’ for Matthijs de Ligt, there is ‘nothing’ to report on Paul Pogba and that he ‘will see’ about Moise Kean.

Raiola took the opportunity to speak to reporters outside J Medical while De Ligt was taking his tests, and he did not hesitate to compare the defender to Pavel Nedved and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

“It’s not a question of who wanted him most, but Juve are the best team for him,” declared the agent.

“It’s important for a defender to come to Italy. He can learn to become the best in the world here.

“This step is necessary for his career. Certainly, he’s the best young defender.  After that, he only needs a bit of time to show that he’s the best on a different level.

“In terms of work and mentality, he approaches and, can indeed even surpass, Nedved. He reminds me of Ibra for his ambition.

“It’s always good to play alongside great champions like Bonucci. As for whether Ronaldo told him to join Juve, you have to ask him. I don’t know.

“The decision to join Juve was a considered one. It wasn’t made in just a day. It was a long process.”

The 51-year-old was then asked for updates on Pogba, Kean and free agent Mario Balotelli.

“There’s nothing, nothing’s been written. I live my life one day at a time. The same applies to Balotelli. I’m here today, but I don’t know where I’ll be tomorrow.

“Kean is at the same level as De Ligt, he’s a great champion. We’ll see what happens.”

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