Famous football agent Mino Raiola wrote on Twitter on Thursday that he was angry amid a flurry of reports claiming he had died.
Raiola wrote on Twitter following reports on social media of his death: “The current state of health for those who ask: they killed me for the second time after four months. It seems that they are also able to revive.”
Raiola, 54, was admitted to San Raffaele Hospital in Milan in January, and his business partner, Jose Fortes Rodriguez, told ESPN NL that he remained in serious condition.
“It’s not true,” Rodriguez said of the rumours. “He’s not dead, but he’s fighting for his life.”
Doctor Alberto Zangrillo, who treats Raiola, said he was outraged by the false rumours.
“I am angry at the phone calls made by phony journalists speculating on the life of a fighting man [for his life]Zangrillo told the Italian news agency: forget.
Raiola represents some of the game’s biggest players, including Erling Haaland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba. Matisse de Ligt, Gianluigi Donnarumma, Jesse Lingard, Blaise Matuidi and Hirving Lozano Mario Balotelli They are also among his client list.
Born in Italy in 1967, Raiola moved a year later to the Netherlands, where he represented HFC Haarlem as a player at youth level. Raiola remained in football despite not making it a professional player. And as an agent, he started his career with Sports Promotions.
He left to start his own business and his first major move was Pavel Nedved’s move from Sparta Prague to Lazio in 1996.
In 2016, he brokered Pogba’s then-record transfer from Juventus to Manchester United for £89m.