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
Reports in Italy claimed on Wednesday that Raiola was hospitalized at Milan hospital
San Raffaele 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
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.
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
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.
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.