High-profile soccer agent, Mino Raiola, has died at the age of 54 following a battle with lung illness.
Raiol respresented a number of players together with Paul Pogba, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Marco Verratti, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Matthijs de Ligt, Erling Haaland, and Harry Fletcher.
Raiola was hospitalised in Milan back in January and underwent very delicate surgical procedure but the nature of the sickness was not revealed at the time.
German newspaper BILD stated he was in intensive care on account of a lung disease, though his spokesperson downplayed the visit, saying: ‘Mino Raiola is undergoing the same old medical examinations that require anesthesia. Every thing was deliberate and there were no emergency surgeries.’
Raiola was born in Nocera Inferiore, Italy in 1967 and emigrated along with his family to Haarlem in the Netherlands the following year.
Forbes estimated last 12 months that Raiola’s personal wealth was in the area of £62m.
It was reported that Raiola earned as a lot as £20million from the world report £89m sale of Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016.
During the early Nineties, Raiola labored for the Sports Promotions, an organization in Holland, and assisted with the transfers of several high-profile Dutch players, together with Dennis Bergkamp, to Italian clubs.
He would go on to characterize more than 20 of the game’s high stars across European football and was last 12 months mentioned to be price around £62million, having reportedly acquired a £41m reduce when Pogba rejoined Manchester United in 2016.
Since then, Raiola has overseen quite a few Ibrahimovic transfers round Europe, as well as Balotelli’s move from Inter Milan to Man City in 2010 and his subsequent swap to AC Milan.
One in every of Raiola’s largest shoppers, Norway striker Haaland, is ready to affix Premier League champions Manchester Metropolis on the finish of the season in a deal price greater than £500,000-a-week.
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