Several international media, including VG Norway, Dagbladet, TV 2 and Nettavisen, reported that the super agent died after a brief illness.
Then a reply message appears.
Dutch NOS spoke to Raiola’s closest business partner, who denied the death.
– He’s so bad, but he’s not dead, says José Fortes Rodriguez.
Shortly after, one appeared tweet on agent profile.
– Current health status of those wondering: Furious, for the second time in four months they killed me. It also seems capable of getting up, he wrote on his Twitter account.
Reference for the second time in four months refers to that time some media reported that he was rushed to the hospital in January.
Speaking to the ANSA news agency, Alberto Zangrillo, chief physician at the emergency department in Milan, was furious at the speculation.
“I am outraged by the phone calls of a senseless journalist who is calling and speculating about the life of a man who is struggling,” Zangrillo said.
Over the years, Raiola has managed the careers of the world’s greatest footballers such as Erling Braut Haaland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Paul Pogba. He also has stars such as Italian goalkeeper Gianluigi Donnarumma, Belgian striker Romelu Lukaku and super talent Matthijs de Ligt on his client list.
This summer it is hoped he, along with father Alfie Haaland, will arrange the transfer of Erling Braut Haaland from Borussia Dortmund.
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