Mino Raiola tweets that he is alive after reports of football agent’s death

The prominent football agent Mino Raiola has tweeted to say he is alive, in response to multiple reports in Italy and then rehashed across other European media outlets that he had died.

The Italy-born Dutch national, one of football’s most powerful and high-earning agents, tweeted: “Current health status for the ones wondering: 

His statement came after Dr Alberto Zangrillo from San Raffaele hospital in Milan told the news agency Ansa:

Raiola, whose clients include Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is understood to have been living with a serious illness since January.

A tweet from Raiola’s official account in January said he had undergone medical checks requiring anaesthesia, but that he had not had emergency surgery.

Raiola was born in Italy but grew up in the Netherlands, and first stepped into the world of football agency by working on the deal that took the Dutch forward Bryan 

 Dutch forward Bryan Roy to Foggia from Ajax, before acting as an interpreter in Dennis Bergkamp’s move from the Amsterdam club to Internazionale.

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