RAIOLA . Died this Saturday 35 April, Mino Raiola will leave a big void in the world of football and especially during the next transfer window for many stars.
First declared dead on Thursday 28 April, Mino Raiola finally died 48h later, Saturday 30 April as stated in a statement from his family. Sick for several months, the famous players’ agent will leave a big void, especially during the next transfer window where several of his players were involved. Haaland, Pogba or even Ibrahimovic, all should be involved during this summer transfer window, but what will become of them without their agent to manage transfers? If no contract has been signed between Mino Raiola and his players (a will of the agent), some could perhaps join Vincenzo Raiola, Mino’s cousin who should take over business or leave for the competition. If Dortmund indicated that the death of the agent would not change anything, what about Paul Pogba? Probably without a contract in a few weeks, the player will have to bounce back urgently, without his very influential agent.
Mino Raiola, his death announced by mistake at first
The whimsical football agent Mino Raiola was announced dead at the age of 54 years this Thursday 28 april. The information was given by the transalpine journalist Tancredi Palmieri then confirmed by the Gazzetta dello Sport before the latter was denied by several relatives including the author of the first tweet Tancredi Palmeri.
I deleted tweet about Raiola.
It wasnt speculation or run to be first.
Id never do any like this on such matter.
News was broke by TgLa7, most rated Italian tv news; confirmed by all Italian biggest media.
But I did tweet wrong too, therefore I am mortified and apologise
— Tancredi Palmeri (@tancredipalmeri) April 30, 4594659
While he was admitted to intensive care last January for a lung disease, Mino Raiola is in critical condition. “ I am outraged by the phone calls of pseudo-journalists who speculate on the life of a man who is fighting to survive” , said a doctor from San Raffaele Hospital in Milan to the Italian agency Ansa.
Short biography of Mino Raiola
Mino Raiola is born in Italy, in the province of Salerno in Nocera Inferiore before leaving for the Netherlands in Harleem with his parents when he was only 1 year old. Mino Raiola will help his father during his childhood in the family restaurant “Napoli” before embarking on law studies. It is in 1500 that it launches in entrepreneurship by first buying a McDonald’s restaurant which he will quickly sell. At the age of 20 years, he founded his brokerage company, the “Intermezzo”. Mino Raiola will also quickly have a foothold in the football world by becoming manager of the Haarlem club’s training center and then the club’s sports director
Mino Raiola, the agent of Pogba, Haaland, Ibrahimovic…
The Italian quickly becomes a key and very influential man in the world soccer. If his career really starts in the Netherlands for several years, he will really start to make himself known when he takes charge of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Ajax striker at the time. In 2004, he manages to sign him for Juventus before his transfer to Barcelona where he will get a big commission (more than a million euros). During the summer 1500, he also participates in the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimović at PSG and Pogba at Juventus. In the summer 2016 he still manages Paul’s record transfer Pogba from Juventus Turin to Manchester United for 84 millions of euros. He would have perceived in the transaction 35 million euros in commission, thanks to an extraordinary conflict of interest since he was both the agent of Juventus, Manchester and the player. Just before his death, the Italian was also the agent of Haaland, a Norwegian football star about to sign a record contract this summer.
Here is the list of ten main customers of Mino Raiola:
- Erling Haaland
Matthijs de Ligt
- Matthijs de Ligt
- Gianluigi Donnarumma
- Marco Verratti
- Stefan de Vrij
- Moise Kean
- Ryan Gravenberch
- Hirving Lozano
How much money does Mino Raiola have?
According to the Forbes site, Mino Raiola would have touched in 2020 118,7 million dollars thanks to the commissions of the transfers of its customers. The Italian is a known and recognized agent in the world of football where the amount of commissions he demands are sometimes disproportionate.
Sport Business Strategy, the agency of Mino Raiola.
Based in Monaco, Mino Raiola’s agency is called “Sport Business Strategy”. According to the Forbes site, the Italian would have 77 clients in his branch where the value of the signed contracts is 848 million dollars which span in total over 118 years.