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Mohammed Ithatteren wants to retire from football, the player's agent Mino Raiola has revealed.
Last week it was reported that Ihatteren was considering hanging up his boots due to struggling with depression following the passing of his father in 2019.
Ihattaren's father died from cancer in October 2019 when the youngster was just 17 and he has sadly been suffering from mental health problems as a result.
He recently returned to the Netherlands for personal reasons but there have been no sightings of him in hometown Utrecht.
His agent Raiola hasn't had any contact with Ihattren for a while but their last conversation was when the former PSV man revealed his wish to quit football.
"I won't speak bad about Ihattaren, and if he still needs my help I will always help him," Raiola told Voetbal International.
"But we haven't had contact for a while now."
Mino Raiola has confirmed to @VI_nl that Mohammed Ittaren told him he wants to quit footbal, he also adds:— 𝐀𝐅𝐂 𝐀𝐉𝐀𝐗 💎 (@TheEuropeanLad) November 10, 2021
"I won't speak bad about Ihattaren, and if he still needs my help I will always help him. But we haven't had contact for a while now." https://t.co/FFNNwP0R7y
Ihatteren came through the rank at PSV and quickly blossomed into one of the most exciting youngsters in world football.
He played 74 times for PSV in all competitions, scoring ten goals and signed for Juventus in a £5 million move this summer.
Ihatteren was then loaned out to Sampdoria but hasn't played a single minute for the Genoa outfit.
Ihatteren was given a personal assistant to help him settle into his new surroundings and also placed on a special fitness programme.
But it's said he hasn't been seen since 12 October and hasn't been on the pitch since April this year.
We hope Ihatteren gets the help he needs, irrespective of whether he decides to continue playing.
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