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Raiola: ‘How can you put a cap on talent?’

Thu 26 November 2020 | 17:02

Mino Raiola strongly condemned the idea of a salary cap in football and said: “How can you put a cap on talent?”

Mino Raiola

, who represents players like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Gianluigi Donnarumma, was a speaker at the

World Football Summit

.

The Italian agent strongly condemned the idea of a salary cap in football. He compared football to art and said:

“Would you put a salary cap on Banksy, Leonardo Da Vinci or Rembrandt?”

“When FIFA decide to introduce a salary cap, it’ll mean clubs are no longer capable of making their own decisions,” he said.

“Some clubs are floated on the stock exchange, so FIFA can’t order them how to go about their business. It’s obvious that the transfer market no longer works the way FIFA want because players can make their own decisions, they are assets in this sport.

“If we put a salary cap on players, then you should do it for everything. Cap transfers, cap directors, and their salaries. Real Madrid and Barcelona get billions in revenue, should we demand they put a cap on their ticket prices?

“In that case, bring in a salary cap for actors, for journalists, for artists. Would you put a salary cap on Banksy, Leonardo Da Vinci, or Rembrandt? How can you put a cap on talent?

“We are in a Capitalist world, but Gianni Infantino wants us to become North Korea. I have no problem with North Korea, but he can go live there and not me.”

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