High-profile player agent Mino Raiola has been banned by FIFA. Raiola was initially given a three-month suspension on Wednesday by the Italian Football Association (FIGC) although they did not provide any specific reasoning.
The Italian-born Dutch represents the likes of Paul Pogba, Matthijs de Ligt, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Mario Balotelli.
FIFA made the announcement of sanction extention on Friday.
“The Chairman of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee has today decided to extend the sanctions imposed by the Italian Football Association (FIGC) on the intermediaries Carmine and Vincenzo Raiola to have worldwide effect. Carmine Raiola is suspended for a period of three months and Vincenzo Raiola for a period of two months,”
“The decision of the FIFA Disciplinary Committee was notified today and takes immediate effect.” FIFA stated.
The latest development could have repercussions on any of his clients with Manchester United midfielder Pogba linked with Real Madrid and Ajax captain De Ligt tipped to join Barcelona in the summer.