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Mino Raiola's seven most famous clients including Ibrahimovic and Pogba

One of football’s biggest super agents Mino Raiola has died at the age of 54 following an illness, according to Sky Sports.

Raiola was hospitalised in Milan back in January and underwent surgery but the nature of the illness was not revealed.

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Alongside Jorge Mendes, the Italian was arguably the most famous footballing agent across the world due to the wealth of world-class stars he represented across Europe.

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Here we take a look at seven of Mino Raiola’s highest profile clients…

Paul Pogba

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The World Cup winner left Manchester United on a free transfer for the first time in the summer of 2012 when Sir Alex Ferguson was in charge.

The 29-year-old joined Italian giants Juventus and built an impressive reputation before re-joining Manchester United in a world-record £89m deal in the summer of 2016.

Pogba will leave Manchester United as a free agent for the second time in his career when his contract expires at the end of June and will likely sign a lucrative deal with one of Europe’s heavyweights.

Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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The great Swede has played for some of the biggest sides across Europe and has conquered in Italy, Spain, France and England.

At the age of 40, Ibrahimovic will be hoping to guide AC Milan to their first Serie A title in 10 years and dethrone their fierce rivals Inter in the final weeks of the season.

Mino Raiola played a huge role in bringing Zlatan to England with Manchester United when Jose Mourinho was in charge.

Erling Haaland

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Arguably the most-coveted striker in European football, the Norwegian superstar is going to be one of the big stories of the summer transfer window with a departure from Borussia Dortmund expected.

With the likes of Manchester City and Real Madrid chasing his signature, Haaland will likely challenge for the Ballon d’Or for the next decade.

With a release clause of £63m becoming active this summer, every top side across Europe will be queuing up to land the goalscoring phenomenon who has 82 goals from 86 matches for the Bundesliga giants.

Gianluigi Donnarumma

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The Italian superstar has been no stranger to the limelight ever since he burst onto the scene as a 16-year-old at AC Milan.

After eight years with the Rossoneri, the towering Italian international joined French giants Paris Saint Germain on a free transfer last summer.

Despite winning the European Championships, Donnarumma hasn’t had the best season which has resulted in Champions League disappointment and World Cup qualifying heartbreak.

Marco Verratti

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The ball-playing midfielder has been at Paris Saint Germain since 2012 after being signed from Pescara, and has established himself as one of the best midfielders across Europe.

Verratti was a vital cog for the Italian side that won the European Championships last summer.

His contract in the French capital expires in 2024 and the 29-year-old may embark on a different chapter before his career finishes.

Mario Balotelli

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Never far from the headlines, Balotelli has had an event-filled career which has seen him play in Italy, England, France and Turkey.

At the age of 31, the Italian striker has struggled to live up to his burgeoning potential and has frustrated some of the world’s best managers.

Capable of the sublime and ridiculous, there’s never a dull day when Balotelli is in town.

Matthijs de Ligt

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After forming a key part of Erik ten Hag’s Ajax side that reached the Champions League semi-finals in 2018/19, Juventus splashed out £67.5m on signing the then 19-year-old in July 2019.

De Ligt, who was also linked with Manchester United, Barcelona and Paris St-Germain, signed a five-year contract with the Old Lady.

In his third full season in Turin, the Dutch international has struggled to kick on in Italy and become one of the world’s best defenders.

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