Super agent Raiola in hospital after emergency surgery

by | Jan 12, 2022 13:25

Football agent Mino Raiola, whose clients include Gianluigi Donnarumma, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba, is reportedly in hospital in Milan after undergoing emergency surgery.

The representative, born in Italy and raised in the Netherlands, has among his clients the likes of Ibrahimovic, Matthijs de Ligt, Erling Braut Haaland and Pogba.

According to La Gazzetta dello Sport online edition, Raiola was rushed to the San Raffaele hospital in Milan and underwent emergency surgery this morning.

The 54-year-old remains under observation.

It is not yet known what the surgery was for or his current condition.

Raiola is a legend among football agents and a controversial figure too in the modern transfer market, known for his ability to get the world’s biggest clubs into bidding wars and moving his clients on regularly, making huge profits in commissions and fees in the process.

In 2020, Forbes claimed Raiola was worth $84.7m and the recent FIFA report into transfer fees urged a clampdown on commissions earned by the likes of Raiola.

epa08628818 Italian soccer agent Mino Raiola upon his arrival at the Trigoria Sport Center for the first training session of Italian Serie A soccer club AS Roma in Rome, Italy, 27 August 2020. EPA-EFE/MASSIMO PERCOSSI

5 Comments

  1. Rosario

    Wishing him a speedy recovery. Thoughts are with him and his family. Health comes first.

  2. Acemilan

    I wish him speedy recovery , but if anyone is wondering what is wrong with the world of football!

    In 2020, Forbes claimed Raiola was worth $84.7m and the recent FIFA report into transfer fees urged a clampdown on commissions earned by the likes of Raiola.

  3. Tin

    Wishing him speedy recovery and becoming a better person

  4. DB Milan

    All the best, Mino. Hopefully your money can buy your health back. How long until someone falsely claims its because of the covid vaccine?

  5. viktor

    One of few people I don’t wish a speedy recovery. Recover yes, but speedy not so much. He is the plague of agents all around the globe.

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