Manchester United midfielder Paul Pogba has paid tribute to super-agent Mino Raiola.
Raiola, who represented Pogba and a number of prominent players, died at the age of 54 on Saturday after battling illness. The Italian after he engineered Pogba’s exit from United in 2012 and returning four years later.
United paid a then-record £89m to Juventus for Pogba’s signature, and the player took to Twitter to welcome his representative with a video of photos of his time with Raiola, accompanied by the caption: “Always in my heart. Thank you Mimi.”
Earlier this week, Italian media erroneously claimed that the football mediator had died, which was subsequently reported by the world press.
– Paul Pogba May 1, 2022
Real Madrid even offered their condolences after the fake reports surfaced, which Raiola was forced to deny from his hospital bed.
Raiola was suffering from a lung disease, according to the German newspaper Bild, before his death and was the agent caring for him, Borussia Dortmund star Erling Haaland and the legendary Zlatan Ibrahimovic.
Forbes estimates his personal fortune at around £68 million.