Mino Raiola: Haaland, Pogba, Ibrahimovic… What will become of these stars after the death of the agent?

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Mino Raiola: Haaland, Pogba, Ibrahimovic... What will become of these stars after the death of the agent?

RAIOLA. Death this Saturday, April 30, Mino Raiola will leave a great void in the world of football and particularly during the next transfer window for many stars.

Declared; initially dead on Thursday April 28, Mino Raiola finally died; 48 hours later, Saturday April 30 as indicated by a press release 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 error at first

The whimsical football agent Mino Raiola has been announced died at the age of 54 this Thursday, April 28. The information has been 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.

While he would have been 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 fights to survive ", said a doctor from the San Raffaele Hospital in Milan at; Italian agency Ansa.

Short biography of Mino Raiola

Mino Raiola was born in Italy, in the province of Salerno   Nocera Inferiore before leaving for the Netherlands in; Harleem with his parents when he was aged only 1 year old. Mino Raiola will help his father during his childhood in the family restaurant "Napoli" before embarking on law studies. It was in 1987 that he launched into entrepreneurship by first buying a restaurant  McDonald's which he quickly sold. À at the age of 20, he founded his company; brokerage, the "Intermezzo". Mino Raiola will also quickly have a foothold in the world of football by becoming manager of the training center of the Haarlem club and then sports director of the club. À through a past agreement with the players' union, he then became the representative of the Dutch players at Abroad… In 1993, he notably intervened as a mediator during the transfer of Dennis Bergkamp passing from Ajax Amsterdam  Inter.

Mino Raiola, agent of Pogba, Haaland, Ibrahimovic…

The Italian quickly becomes a key man and very influential in the world of football. If his career really takes off in the Netherlands for several years, he will begin to really make a name for himself when he takes on Ajax striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic at home. at the time. In 2004, he arrived at; have it signed at; Juventus before his transfer to; Barcelona where he will get a big commission (more than one million euros). the arrival of Zlatan Ibrahimović at PSG and Pogba  Juventus. À summer 2016, he still manages the record transfer of Paul Pogba from Juventus Turin to Manchester United for 110 million euros. He would have received in the transaction 49 million euros in commission, thanks to an extraordinary conflict of interest since he was at 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 set to sign a record deal this summer.

Here is the list of Mino Raiola's top ten clients: 

  • Erling Haaland
  • Matthijs de Ligt
  • Gianluigi Donnarumma
  • Paul Pogba
  • Marco Verratti
  • Stefan de Vrij
  • Ryan Gravenberch
  • Hirving Lozano
  • Moise Kean
  • Donyell Malen

How much is Mino Raiola? 

According to the site Forbes, Mino Raiola would have touched; in 2020 84.7 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 it demands are sometimes disproportionate. 

Sport Business Strategy, l' 39;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 agency where the value of the contracts signed is 848 million dollars which spans a total of 118 years.