Thank you Mimi, Pogba pays tribute to Raiola
By Oviri Kelvin, Sports Editor, Abuja
Since the demise of renowned football agent, Mino Raiola, which shocked the international football community, a series of condolence messages have awashed social media to empathise with his family in their moment of grief.
The Italian, who died at 54, was an agent that brokered certain deals successfully based on his experience and knowledge to ensure his representatives’ contractual terms were fulfilled The Trumpet gathered.
One of such deals was that of Paul Pogba leaving Manchester United to join Juventus on a free transfer and a return of the French international to Old Trafford in a record transfer deal of €105m.
According to Raiola’s family condolence message, he fought with the same tenacity he exerted on the negotiations table for a players’ transfer deal.
However, Paul Pogba has taken to Twitter to pay tribute to the former President of the Football Forum, a forum comprising Jorge Mendes and Jonathan Barnett formed to create a new football system opposed to FIFA’s.
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Pogba posted a video where he expressed his gratitude to Raiola for what he did for him.
“Always in my heart. Thank you Mimi,” Pogba passionately Tweeted.