Mino Raiola is alive…and not dead!
Megasportsarena.com reports that the high-profile football agent, has been forced to debunk “fake news” that he is dead due to misinformation spreading on social media after he fell ill.
Friends of the agent for Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland and Zlatan Ibrahimovic have said subsequently that he is “very, very ill”. However, inaccurate reports in Italy that he had died prompted Raiola himself to issue a clarification.
“Current health status for the ones wondering: p****d off. Second time in 4 months they kill me. Seem also able to resuscitate.” Raiola said on his own Twitter channel.
Alberto Zangrillo, head of the anaesthesia and intensive care unit of San Raffaele hospital in Milan, hit out at “pseudo journalists” over the mistake for the false claims, which he said were speculating “on the life of a man who is fighting”.
Raiola rose to prominence in Italian football in the 1990s, having negotiated Pavel Nedved’s move from Sparta Prague to Lazio.
By the turn of the century, he was signing up Ibrahimovic, then at Ajax, and making his way to becoming one of the biggest and best-paid agents on the planet. Pogba, Haaland, Matthjis de Ligt and Henrikh Mkhitaryan are also in his stable.