Super agent Mino Raiola’s admission into hospital was ‘planned’ and he has NOT undergone emergency surgery in Italy as representative of Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland, 54, takes part in ‘ordinary medical checks’
- Mino Raiola represents some of football’s biggest stars such as Paul Pogba
- The Italian is renowned for being tough to deal with for clubs at the highest level
- Reports claimed Raiola underwent surgery in Italy and remain under supervision
- But a statement from Raiola’s circle revealed he went in for ‘ordinary checks’
- Raiola has not undergone emergency surgery in Italy, the statement added
Football super agent Mino Raiola has not undergone emergency surgery after being admitted to hospital in Italy, with a statement from the Italian representative confirming they were ‘ordinary medical checks’.went under the knife in Milan and is under observation.
Reports in Italy claimed on Wednesday that Raiola was hospitalised at Milan hospital San Raffaele and underwent a very delicate surgery on Wednesday morning.
However, Raiola’s Twitter account posted an update on his health, revealing his hospital visit was ‘planned’ and he was undergoing ‘ordinary medical checks’.
The 54-year-old represents some of football’s top stars, including Paul Pogba and Erling Haaland and the nature of any illness is not yet known.
Mino Raiola has undergone emergency surgery and is under observation in hospital
Paul Pogba (left) and Erling Haaland (right) are both top stars on Raiola’s books
The likes of Pogba, Haaland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Gianluigi Donnarumma and Mathijs De Ligt will no doubt be sending their well wishes to the man who has built a reputation as one of the world’s foremost agents.
Raiola, who was raised in Holland after his family moved from Italy, has risen to the top of his field and negotiates multi-million pound deals on behalf of his stable of superstars.
The January transfer window is an incredibly busy time but he will have to put a halt to his work after an apparently serious deterioration in health.
Raiola, seen here with Pogba and Henrikh Mkhitaryan (left), is loved by the stars he works with
The 54-year-old Italian is expected to stay in hospital for several days while he recovers
Last year, Forbes claimed Raiola was worth £62m and his personal fortune is only set to rise with the top young players on his books.
A recent FIFA report into the dealings of agents has urged regulators to clamp down on the amount of money intermediaries can make from deals.
But Raiola, along with Jorge Mendes remains a hugely significant player in the world of elite football and can be a kingmaker for sides seeking the top talents.
He has previously made headlines for high profile clashes with clubs and has infuriated Manchester United over recent years by publicly discussing Pogba’s future and desire to move on.
And it is thought that his association with Haaland deterred the Old Trafford club from signing him from RB Salzberg.
Not phased by antagonising powerful clubs, top players continue to work with Raiola and will be awaiting word on his health as news filters through.
The news will have come as a real shock to Mathijs De Ligt (right) and Raiola’s players