The football ‘super-agent’ Mino Raiola has hit back at widespread claims on Thursday that he had died to say he was angered by the reports.
Reports of the death of 54-year-old Raiola, whose clients include one of world football’s hottest properties, Erling Haaland spread rapidly from Italy.
It’s second time this year that speculation surrounding his health has been denied by Raiola.
Current health status for the ones wondering: pissed off second time in 4 months they kill me. Seem also able to ressuscitate.
— Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) April 28, 2022
Gazzetta Dello Sport, Italy’s most prestigious sports daily, even published an obituary for Raiola, who was born in southern Italy but raised in the Netherlands.
Raiola, whose clients also include AC Milan forward Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is one of the sport’s most influential agents and most controversial characters.
He has been accused of inflating player salaries to unsustainable levels and has been embroiled in controversy over commissions made on transfers.
In 2016, former Juventus general manager Giuseppe Marotta said Raiola earned €27m from the sale of Paul Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United that summer.