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Manchester United Star Paul Pogba Posts Touching Tribute To Agent Mino Raiola

Rory O'Callaghan

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Manchester United Star Paul Pogba Posts Touching Tribute To Agent Mino Raiola

Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has posted a heartfelt tribute to Mino Raiola, who has died at the age of 54.

Raiola was one of the most influential agents in football, representing a number of high-profile players including Pogba, Erling Haaland and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Pogba took to Instagram on Sunday to post a tribute video to Raiola, which featured images of the pair together during various stages of the midfielder's career.

He posted the video alongside the caption: "Always in my heart. Thank you Mimi", followed by the heart emoji.

Raiola had represented Pogba throughout his career and oversaw the France international’s then world-record £89.3m transfer from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016.

The Dutch agent had been living with a serious illness since January and passed away at the weekend, with his family confirming his death on Saturday.

"In infinite sorrow we share the passing of the most caring and amazing football agent that ever was," read a statement released on Twitter.

"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.

"We thank everybody for the huge amount of support received during these difficult times and ask for respect to the privacy of family and friends in this moment of grief."

Another of Raiola’s clients, Borussia Dortmund striker Haaland, also paid tribute to the agent, who had been negotiating the striker’s proposed summer move to Manchester City.

He posted a picture of them together to Twitter, alongside the caption: "The best."

Meanwhile, former Arsenal midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan, who is now at Roma, shared his own message on Instagram, posting: "I will miss you My Agent, My Best Friend, My Family. You will be with us forever."

Featured Image Credit: Instagram: Paul Pogba

Topics: Paul Pogba, Mino Raiola, Football, Premier League, Manchester United

Rory O'Callaghan
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