Mino Raiola, one of the most powerful soccer agents in the world, died this Saturday at the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan at the age of 54, where he was in serious condition. The Italian-Dutchman did not overcome his serious health problem, and his family confirmed his death in a statement on social networks. Aged 54, Mino Raiola defended the interests of many great players, they pay tribute to him on social networks.
If the mystery about his health surrounded the agent after the premature announcement of his death by the Italian press on Thursday, this statement from relatives comes to remove the doubt.
Raiola was known for facilitating some transfers including those of Dennis Bergkamp to Inter in 1993 and Pavel Nedved to Lazio in 1996. The club has offered its condolences and directed their thoughts to “him and all his loved ones in this moment of sorrow”. After his first successes in Italy, he became one of the most influential agents in the soccer world. Dealing in particular with Zlatan Ibrahimovic but also Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland. The father of the latter, Alfie, soberly commented with a sad emoji under the family statement.
“Mino has touched so many lives with his work and has written a new chapter in the history of modern soccer,” his loved ones continued. We will miss his presence forever. Mino’s mission to make soccer a better place for players will continue with the same passion. We thank everyone for the immense support received during this difficult time and ask for respect for the privacy of family and friends at this time of grief.”