Mino Raiola: Super Football Agent Dies at 54

Mino Raiola: Super Football Agent Dies at 54

  • One of football’s most popular player agents, Mino Raiola has passed away at the age of 54
  • A report by Fabrizio Romano revealed that the Italian had been sick for some months
  • Raiola was the agent of several popular football players including Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba

Super football agent, Mino Raiola has been pronounced dead. The family of the 54-year-old released a statement on Saturday confirming his passing.

Mino Raiola

The post on Twitter reads:

“In infinite sorrow, we share the passing of the most caring and amazing football agent that ever was.”

Mino fought until the end with the same strength he put on negotiation tables to defend our players. As usual, Mino made us proud and never realised it.”

In January, Raiola’s account posted a tweet revealing that he was undergoing a medical check-up. The tweet, however, claimed that it was not a medical emergency.

The recent confirmation of Raiola’s death by his family comes two days after an incorrect report of his death spread.

A report from famous sports journalist, Fabrizio Romano revealed that the super-agent had been sick for months.

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Raiola rose to prominence in the Netherlands and Italy in the 1990s after being involved in big-name transfers including that of Dennis Bergkamp and Pavel Nedved.

In recent times, Mino Raiola was instrumental in brokering the transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United. He also served as Erling Haaland’s agent for his move from Red Bull Salzburg to Borussia Dortmund.

In addition to those stars, Raiola is the agent of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gianluigi Donnarumma, and Marco Verrati.

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