The representative of Dutch footballer Mino Raiola, agent of players such as Erling Haaland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, died this Saturday in Milan (Italy) at the age of 54, his family confirmed in a statement.
“With infinite pain we announce the death of Mino, the most extraordinary agent that has ever existed. Mino fought with all his might until the last moment, just as he did to defend the players. And once again we he made her feel proud of him, “his family said in a statement posted on social media.
Raiola, of Italian origin and raised in Haarlem (Netherlands), had been hospitalized for months in a hospital in the transalpine city with serious lung problems that have eventually led to his death.
“Mino has been a part of many players’ lives and has written an indelible chapter in the history of modern football. We will miss him forever and his project to make football a better place for players will continue with the same passion. We sincerely thank those who have been close to him and ask everyone to respect the privacy of family and friends in this time of great pain, “concludes his family.
Among those represented in decades of career are names such as Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Erling Haaland, Paul Pogba, Romelu Lukaku, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Mario Balotelli, Marco Verratti and Matthijs de Ligt.