Mino Raiola’s family have confirmed that the football super agent has died at the age of 54, Megasportsarena.com reports.
Raiola represented Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland amongst countless others.
Raiola was regarded as one of the sport’s “super agents” due to his representation of a number of high-profile players around Europe, including AC Milan’s Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba and Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland.
A statement from his family on Saturday read: “In infinite sorrow, we share the passing of the most caring and amazing football agent that ever was.
“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.
“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 announcement comes just two days after Raiola was forced to make an impassioned denial that he had passed away following widespread erroneous reports that he had died.
Raiola was born in Naples on 4 November 1967 but was raised in the Dutch city of Haarlem.
He became a millionaire at the age of 19 after selling a McDonalds branch to a property developer and used the money to carve out a career for himself in his main passion: football.
Raiola became a technical director at his local club, FC Haarlem, before turning his hand to negotiating transfers.