Football agent Mino Raiola died on Saturday, 30th of April, vouched his family on social media.
The sorrowful news of the super-agent whose clientele included some of the biggest names in football recently rumoured the news of his death on 28th of April, saying that he was tired cracking these myths every quarter a year.
Raiola was 54 at the time of his demise and was handling clients like Paul Pogba and Erling Halland, plausibly two of the biggest transfer chances in the world.
It was earlier disclosed that Riola had been to hospital very frequently since January and his family had fiercely argued that it was due to regular check-up.
“In infinite sorrow we share the passing of the most caring and amazing football agent that ever was,” as per the statement by Riola family.
“Mino fought until the end with the same strength he put on negotiation tables to defend our players. As usual, Mino made us proud and never realised it,” the statement appended.
“Mino touched so many lives through his work and wrote a new chapter in the history of modern football. His presence will forever be missed.”
“Mino’s mission of making football a better place for players will continue with the same passion,” the statement stated on Riola’s influence on football.
“We thank everybody for the huge amount of support received during these difficult times and ask for respect for the privacy of family and friends in this moment of grief.”
Raiola was born in Italy, and grew up in the Netherlands ahead of becoming one of the most powerful soccer agents in the world, with clients counting Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Erling Haaland and Paul Pogba.