Top football agent, Mino Raiola fighting for life in intensive care

Mino Raiola has declared himself ‘p***ed off’ after reports in Italy suggested he had died – but the prominent football agent is seriously ill in hospital.

The football world was left stunned on Thursday by reports from his native country that Raiola had passed away at the age of just 54.

But it emerged that these reports were premature with the man himself and his doctor ‘outraged’ at reports of his demise.

Raiola himself took to Twitter to write: ‘Current health status for the ones wondering: p****d off second time in 4 months they kill me. Seem also able to ressuscitate.’ 

Alberto Zangrillo, head of the anaesthesia and intensive care unit of San Raffaele hospital in Milan, said: ‘I am outraged by the phone calls from pseudo journalists who speculate on the life of a man who is fighting.’ 

Raiola’s right-hand man Jose Fortes Rodriguez told NOS in Holland: ‘He is in a bad position, but he hasn’t died.’ 

Another source confirmed he is ‘very, very ill.’ 

Top football agent, Mino Raiola fighting for life in intensive care

Real Madrid tweeted their condolences to Raiola’s family before swiftly deleting the message after Italian news channel TgLa7 broke news he’d passed away. 

Raiola is the agent for such stars as Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland and Zlatan Ibrahimovic.

Raiola was hospitalised in Milan back in January and underwent very delicate surgery but the nature of the illness was not revealed. 

Reports said at the time the condition wasn’t life-threatening and that Raiola would begin a period of rehabilitation at home – but he is now back in intensive care.

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