Mino Raiola has passed away aged 54 following an illness.
The Italian was one of the biggest football agents in the world, representing Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland, Marco Verratti, Moise Kean, Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Mario Balotelli any more more high-profile figures.
The news was announced by reporters in Italy on Thursday. It’s believed he was battling a lung disease.
Raiola underwent surgery in January after being hospitalised in Italy. The nature of the operation wasn’t revealed at the time.
Raiola’s career as agent started in the eighties, brokering Dennis Bergkamp’s move from Ajax to Inter Milan in the summer of 1993.