Football super-agent Mino Raiola, who looks after players such as Paul Pogba, Erling Haaland and Zlatan Ibrahimovic, is “seriously ill” in a hospital in Milan.
Raiola was hospitalized on Thursday and multiple reports in Italy claimed he had died, but Alberto Zangrillo, head of the intensive care unit at San Raffaele Hospital, told Italian news agency ANSA: ” I am outraged by phone calls from so-called reporters speculating on the life of a fighting man.”
The Italian, who also manages Gianluigi Donnarumma, Marco Verratti and Matthijs de Ligt, has been behind some of football’s biggest transfers in recent years, including Pogba’s return to Manchester United in 2016 for a world record £93million.
A tweet from Raiola’s account on Thursday read: “Current health status for those wondering: shit for the second time in 4 months they’re killing me. Seems able to resuscitate as well.”
Raiola has been suffering from an unspecified illness for some time and in January his entourage tweeted that he had been taken to the San Raffaele for what were described as routine checks.