Mino Raiola, one of the most powerful agents in football whose main clients include Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland, has died at the age of 54, his family announced on Saturday.
“With unlimited grief, we are sharing the departure of the most caring and strange agent ever to exist,” the Italian family said in a Twitter post.
“Mino fought to the end with the same force he brought to the negotiating tables to defend our players. As usual, Mino made us proud and never realized it.”
Raiola’s family did not say what illness he was suffering from, but he was in San Raffaele Hospital in Milan where he survived a panic attack. His death comes two days after Italian media reported that he died for his sole agent, the head of the intensive care unit San Raffaele and finally the man himself denied that he had died.