One of modern football’s greatest agents, Mino Raiola, died today at the age of 54, his relatives announced on social media. The man who tied down some of the most significant transfers in history had been in critical condition for several days. Thursday, part of the Italian press had announced his death by mistake.
Renowned for his ability to raise the stakes (and commissions), the Italian-Dutch businessman had recently completed the transfers of Gianluigi Donnarumma to Paris Saint-Germain, Matthijs de Ligt to Juventus or Paul Pogba at Manchester United. “It is with infinite sadness that we announce the passing of the most caring and brilliant players’ agent ever,” his family wrote.