Rafaela Pimenta, the agent representing Juventus’ Paul Pogba, acknowledges that she and her client engage in frequent arguments but always find a way to reconcile.
She emphasizes that their relationship thrives on their openness and honesty. As a prominent agent, Pimenta manages a notable roster of players including Erling Haaland, former Juventus defender Mathijs De Ligt, and Inter’s Henrikh Mkhitaryan. She attributes her success in the industry to her ability to assertively say ‘no’ to her clients when necessary.
In an interview with Calciomercato, Pimenta discloses that Pogba still has several goals to accomplish with Juventus before concluding his playing career in Turin.
Pogba himself holds a high regard for his agent, describing Pimenta as “like a second mother” to him in a recent Instagram post. However, Pimenta considers this compliment somewhat ambiguous.
“When I saw that caption, I asked him how old he thinks I am,” Pimenta laughed while speaking to Calciomercato. She continued: “All jokes aside, it’s an honour to be defined in that way by Paul. We have a very deep relationship, we often argue and then we always make up, it’s always like this.
“The strength behind the relationship is that we can always tell each other the truth, for us this is very important. There is a tendency to always agree with the players, but then it can happen that a player gets angry if they are told ‘no’. We take this approach, even if it means we risk losing some players.”