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Football super agent Mino Raiola, who represents the likes of Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland and Matthijs de Ligt has is in a 'bad way' in hospital, despite earlier rumours he'd passed away.
Outlet Tg La 7 had reported the news on Thursday afternoon, months after the Italian born agent had initially been in hospital for emergency surgery.
Raiola was rushed to hospital in Milan back in January, although his nature of his illness was never confirmed, and the report claimed the worst.
However, after the original news had broken, there were then reports denying that the 54-year-old had passed away, though he is still in a 'bad condition.'
Jose Fortes Rodriguez, Mino Raiola's right-hand man, told NO Sport “He's in a bad position, but he's not dead.”
Mino Raiola's agency have told me "they're fake rumours. He's not dead"— Daniella Matar (@DaniellaMatar) April 28, 2022
In a statement on his own Twitter, Raiola said, "Current health status for the ones wondering: pissed off second time in 4 months they kill me. Seem also able to resuscitate."
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
After being born in Italy, he moved with his family to the Dutch city of Haarlem the following year and he grew up in the Netherlands.
After a brief career in football as a player and head of HFC Haarlem's youth team, he moved into becoming an agent with Sports Promotions.
He made his name moving players from Netherlands to Italy, thanks to his links to both countries and became one of the biggest names in football.
Whilst football fans might not love him, for his often controversial tactics to move players between clubs, those he represents are big fans of him.
He has a reputation for doing the very best for them, which is why he often ruffles the feathers of fans who support the club he was trying to move them from, and is clearly an excellent and shrewd businessman.
The agent is well known for representing Pogba, and often making noise about the Frenchman wanting to leave Manchester United.
He was the representative for the World Cup winner when he broke the world transfer record in 2016, moving from Juventus to the Premier League team.
As well as Pogba, whose contract is set to run out at Old Trafford, the super agent is set to be a big part of the summer transfers, with Haaland expected to leave Borussia Dortmund.
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