OBITUARY

Raiola, Agent who Represented Pogba, Ibrahimovic & Haaland dies at 54

Super agent, Mino Raiola who represents high calibre footballers like Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland, has passed on. He was 54.

A statement posted on Mino’s Twitter account by the Raiola family read, “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.

The tweet:

“Mino touched so many lives through his work and wrote a new chapter in the history of modern football. His presence will forever be missed. Mino’s mission of making football a better place for players will continue with the same passion.

“We thank everybody for the huge amount of support received during these difficult times and ask for respect to the privacy of family and friends in this moment of grief.”

News came in January to say he was undergoing “ordinary” medical checks and that he had not required “emergency intervention.”

The confirmation from Raiola’s family came two days after incorrect reports of his death spread. Alberto Zangrillo, head of the anaesthesia and intensive care unit of San Raffaele hospital in Milan, where Raiola was being treated, said: “I am outraged by the phone calls from pseudo-journalists who speculate on the life of a man who is fighting.”

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