Mino Raiola has admitted to being “p***ed off” after reports in Italy that suggested he died however, the well-known footballer is in serious ill health in a hospital.
The world of football was stunned by the news from his country of birth that Raiola was dead at just 54.
However, it was discovered that these reports were not accurate, with the man and his doctor being ‘outraged’ by the reports of his death.
Raiola himself was on Twitter to share his current health status for those who are wondering: ****d off for the second time in four months, they cause me to die. Seem also able to resuscitate [sicthe].’
Alberto Zangrillo, head of the intensive and anesthesia unit in San Raffaele hospital in Milan The doctor said that he is shocked by the calls from journalists pretending to discuss the life of a patient suffering from cancer.’
Raiola’s right-hand man Jose Fortes Rodriguez told NOS in Holland”He’s in a very bad spot and he’s not dead.’
Another source said he’s extremely, very sick.’
Real Madrid tweeted their condolences to the Raiola family but promptly deleted the tweet following Italian television news station TgLa7 announcing that he had died.
Raiola serves as agent of stars such as Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Raiola was admitted to a hospital in Milan in January. He was treated with a delicate procedure, but the cause of the illness was not made clear.
The reports at the time stated that the illness wasn’t life-threatening, and the doctor said Raiola was expected to start a phase of home rehabilitation however, he’s now being treated in the intensive care unit.
However, Raiola was on Twitter to deny rumors of his own death He claimed that he was “p***ed off
Real Madrid tweeted out their condolences to the family of Raiola before promptly deleting it
Raiola photographed with Manchester United and France footballer Paul Pogba (right)
The agent is pictured at a Serie A football match in Italy in the last football season.
The multi-lingual football agent made to rise from humble beginnings in an eatery serving pizza and became one of the more powerful players in the world by brokering deals that involved many of the world’s most famous players.
He’s representative of players like Pogba, Haaland, Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, Mario Balotelli, Marco Verratti, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
Forbes reported last year that Raiola’s personal wealth was estimated to be in the range of PS62m.
There was a report that Raiola was able to earn up to PS20 million from the world-record PS89m transfer of Pogba from Juventus to Manchester United in 2016.
It was expected to be an exciting summer for Raiola and his team, including Pogba as well as Haaland as clients believed to be moving However, his condition raises doubts on whether he’ll be able to broker these deals.
Raiola has been in charge of several of the highest-paying transfer deals around the globe in recent times.
Raiola laughs with Pogba prior to his move from Manchester United in the summer of 2016.
Mino Raiola was born in the southern part of Italy before moving to Holland in the early years of his life, as his parents earned their living through the sandwich shop, which later became pizzerias, later an expensive restaurant.
His first step in the field of soccer administration was when at the age of 25, his company Intermezzo assisted in Holland Bryan Roy’s move from Ajax to Foggia.
Raiola who relocated to Foggia to reside alongside Roy for seven months began to become close to Foggia director Zdenek Zeman and quickly began to make connections in the Czech Republic.
In 1996, Raiola rapidly became a star in the world of agents in Italy she was the agent who negotiated the transfer of Pavel Nedved from Sparta Prague to Lazio, which was then managed by his close friend Zeman.
Slowly but surely, the Dutch-Italian agent was a major player. It was a meeting together with Zlatan Ibrahimovic, in the year 2001 and later at Ajax which had a lasting impression on both of the players.
They ate dinner with each other in a Japanese dining establishment located in Amsterdam and Ibrahimovic was quick to push for Raiola to sign on as his agent.
Raiola’s clientele has grown exponentially since then, with famous names like Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland Matthijs de Light, Paul Pogba as well as Henrikh Mkhitaryan among his stable.
In August of 2016, it was Raiola who was the one to negotiate the world record transfer in the amount of PS89 million from Pogba in the direction of Manchester United.
Raiola is reportedly PS20m in The Pogba deal, which allows him to buy the former Miami residence of the famous American mob boss Al Capone.
In the year 2019, Raiola was victorious in Italy’s Federal Court of Appeal after FIFA’s Disciplinary Committee ratified a three-month exile from the Italian Football Federation due to “unknown reasons”.
At the beginning of the 90s, Raiola began working for Sports Promotions, a company located in Holland, and was involved in the transfer of several prominent Dutch players, such as Dennis Bergkamp, to Italian clubs.
Raiola was able to study the strategies of his coworkers to discover how to handle such transfers on his own and even made extra copies of the crucial documents before deciding to negotiate the transfer of Czech famous Pavel Nedved from Sparta Prague to Lazio in 1996.
Since that time, Raiola has overseen numerous Ibrahimovic transfers throughout Europe and also Balotelli’s departure away from Inter Milan to Man City in 2010, and then his change from Man City to AC Milan.
He was known to have a dispute with United boss Sir Alex Ferguson before Pogba joined Juventus in 2012.
Ferguson was dissatisfied with his feelings about Raiola having a direct influence on his Pogba family to remove the player, who was 19 at the time, from Old Trafford in 2012.
I was skeptical of his character from the first time I saw him,’ stated his United manager. “There are two or three football players I dislike, for example, Mino Raiola is among the latter.
“We were able to put Paul under a three-year agreement and it came with an option to renew for one year, which we were keen to take up. However, Raiola suddenly showed up so our initial meeting turned out to be an embarrassment.
“He and I were water and oil. Since (the first time we met) to the point that we were cooked as Raiola was capable of establishing himself as a friend to Paul and his family, and the player had signed with Juventus.’
A. Borussia Dortmund player Erling Haaland is among Raiola’s customers who are in the process of moving
However, in the summer of 2016 He was responsible for the transfer of three players namely Ibrahimovic, Pogba, and Mkhitaryan – to Manchester United all in the same window.
Raiola has been reported to have taken PS20m of The Pogba deal, which allowed him to buy the former Miami residence of the famous American mob boss Al Capone.
“The Godfather of Transfers”: Raiola opened the door to Pogba’s PS89m transfer from Man United to Sportsmail in the year 2016
You’ll need big balls to make the world record transfer. Jose Mourinho has those balls…
Mino Raiola is straight with his words and he is a good listener. “It’s more than just a matter of spending cash,’ the actor says. “It’s taking responsibility for spending the money and saying”yes I’m the one who does this’. Arsenal do have money, but are they equipped with the courage?
‘I respect Arsene Wenger. He has a way of thinking which says that the numbers aren’t in line with what I want to achieve, which is okay. Real Madrid? Zinedine Zidane’s desire was strong, but we weren’t certain if that was the intention of the club.
“I think Manchester United showed the world this summer that they are not going to stop and they are determined to be the most successful.
Raiola is pictured with his long-time client Zlatan Ibrahimovic during this year’s World Cup
They sent out a message by the transfer they made that this is the most important team on all of the planet.’
Raiola is dressed in an oversized T-shirt and jogging pants sitting barefoot at the top of the terrace in a soaring new apartment block that overlooks Chelsea Harbour. His son, who is in high school, shares this view.
We discuss the busy summer he has had as an agent to some of football’s greatest players in the world of football.
This is the person who broke the record for world-record the transfer for PS89 million of Paul Pogba to Manchester United and boasts a list of clients which comprises Zlatan Ibrahimovic Mario Balotelli, Romelu Lukaku, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
He earned more than PS30m in contracts this year (including around PS20m in Pogba’s transfer Pogba transfer) The players he has signed are sought after by the top clubs in the world What, then, could have given Manchester United and executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward the edge?
I always tell my players that we must go to where we’re required. United remains among the most powerful teams in football, either by name or on the balance sheet.
Raiola wasn’t able to agree with the former Man United manager Sir Alex Ferguson about Pogba
“Yes, Manchester United had no Champions League and weren’t champions but they needed us most.
The club had been in conversation with us over the last two years regarding Pogba the player,’ admits Raiola.
“They took the player I play with Sergio Romero and we had maintained the lines of communication open.
We knew there was interest in the sport, so we contacted Juventus and they were really keen to play to win an appearance in the Champions League, they gave him the shirt with the number 10 and we agreed to continue to give it a shot.
Then I came up with an exit strategy. We received 2 offers, one from the Premier League and two outside.
Paul said United was his top priority, Woodward wanted him at United one year ago, and Mourinho had a desire for him at Chelsea as well So when the two were paired, we knew that it was the right choice.
Manchester United flop Paul Pogba is expected to be in the market at some point in the summer.
For the player, Real Madrid would have been simpler, La Liga, Champions League however, he was looking for more of a task.
“Mkhitaryan’s story was more complex. We almost reached an agreement on a different Premier League club but Dortmund refused to let him go, and then United did everything they could to push through the line.
“With Zlatan Zlatan, he is a perfect fit for the Manchester United brand perfectly. Zlatan is the epitome of bravery with that win-win attitude that is complemented by the utmost class.
He’s 34, but He is the talk of the town in the Premier League. He’s reunited with Mourinho brings that sense of ‘we’re Manchester United, now come to take a shot at us and” us!
Being politically conservative isn’t Raiola’s forte. He has a flair to be direct that he attributes to his Dutch heritage. However, in contrast to the violent image we see in the way he speaks, there’s wry humor in his performances.
I love the way people treat me in England the moment you inquire of anyone, ‘how’re you doing?’ They respond with “oh, I’m not that bad but I could be better.’ What exactly does that mean? I’m Dutch We say it that way. In Holland, we’re either ‘good or bad’. It’s funny.’
Raiola is a multi-lingual speaker. languages have arranged some of the biggest football deals
Born in Italy Raiola’s family emigrated to Holland as a young child. His father, who was a mechanic, sought to retrain with assistance from his grandmother in order to establish the family’s restaurant.
“I put in the hours I was a dishwasher, cleaned dishes, waited at tables, and I worked as a barman but never cooked a pizza in my life in spite of what’s been written about it.’
The Italian in him is the basis for his family values as well as the close-knit relationship with his teammates. According to Forbes magazine as one of the most influential agents in sports Today, he’s spending precious moments with his young son Mario.
It’s nice to be able to be with my son”, said Raiola. “When he was young, I remember him gazing at Zlatan in a stupor.’
He resembles a child with his mouth open, looking up to the sky in order to see the figurative size.
“Zlatan” used to drive about with his Ferrari. I’ve seen Mario more often than I did in the past. I didn’t even see him growing as a child, and I’d be gone.
“This is life. You need to effort to reach this point Do the miles. I love to go out and chat with groups, and meet everybody. There are many ways to do it.’
To illustrate his point the comedian tells a story about a man who has stammering and who sells more books than his boss simply warning him to read them out to customers until they purchase.
“The boss asks: “What’s the secret to your success? “I ring the doorbell and say: “H-H-Hello. do you want to purchase this B-B-Bible or do you wish to have me read it out to you What do you think?
His sales pitch isn’t for everyone however he is quick to justify United’s Manchester derby loss and the critique against Pogba as well as Mkhitaryan.
It’s real that Pogba isn’t at his best, but the player is taking his time to get used to it, but people aren’t always seeing the bigger picture. He’ll be dominant for 10 years. He is the United’s lost son.
“Mkhi was the top player in the German league over the past two seasons. He is a mental player and could be a great advantage once he is fully fit.
“Sometimes it’s better to lose than win because it is a wake-up call to realize you’re not who you thought. I’m still convinced that United will be the winners of the league, however, as they have the talent.’