30 Apr, 17:17
Football agent Mino Raiola dies
The agent of stars like Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba was 54 years old
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Football agent Mino Raiola has died at the age of 55. About it says in a message from his family on Twitter.
“It is with deep sadness that we announce that the most caring and most incredible football agent who has ever lived has died. Mino fought to the very end with the same zeal that he put into negotiations, protecting his players. Mino’s work has touched the lives of so many people and written a new chapter in the history of modern football,” the Raiola family said in a statement.
Raiola has been an agent for football stars such as Erling Haaland, Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Henrikh Mkhitaryan and Matthijs de Ligt.
Along with Jorge Mendes Raiola was considered one of the most powerful and highly paid agents in football. His players have signed contracts worth about $847 million. Raiola commissions alone. earned about $70 million
One of the highest paid football agents urgently operated
In January, it was reported that Raiola underwent emergency surgery in a Milan clinic.
On April 28, Raiola’s death was reported to the Sun and the Mirror, but he later personally denied reports of his death on social media.