Soccer ‘Super Agent’ Mino Raiola Reported As Dead, Is Actually Alive, Releases Baller Statement In Response

Soccer 'Super Agent' Mino Raiola Reported As Dead, Is Actually Alive

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  • Mino Raiola is the most well-known agent in the world of international soccer.
  • During his career, he’s represented some of the biggest names in soccer, such as Zlatan and Paul Pogba.
  • False reports on Thursday morning indicated that Raiola had died, which he hadn’t.

In American sports, Drew Rosenhaus is probably the lone sports agent with name recognition. He’s probably the only sports agent you’ve ever heard of, in fact. In the world of international football, his equivalent is Mino Raiola, who has represented the likes of Paul Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Romelu Lukaku, and more.

Early on Thursday morning, reports were spreading on Twitter that the 54-year-old “super-agent” had passed away. However, Raiola is not only alive and well, but he released a hilariously baller statement in response to the reports of his early demise.

Mino Raiola releases statement in response to false reports of his death

“Current health status for the ones wondering: pissed off second time in 4 months they kill me. Seem also able to resuscitate,” Raiola said in his brief official statement.

An Italian doctor also released a statement on Raiola’s condition, saying that he’s “outraged by the phone calls from pseudo-journalists speculating on the life of a man who is fighting to survive.”

Raiola is on the verge of yet another mega-deal as he’s currently representing Norwegian Borussia Dortmund striker Erling Haaland, who is expected to be sold to Manchester City for a fee north of $100 million. Still just 21-years-old, Haaland has already been tapped as one of the sport’s next great superstars, which will surely result in a massive financial windfall for both the goalscorer himself and his agent.

The 54-year-old dealmaker will also be negotiating a new contract for 29-year-old French midfielder Paul Pogba who looks set to leave Manchester United after a tumultuous six-year stint in the Premier League.