Raiola’s vast empire of football clients also included the likes of Erling Haaland, Zlatan Ibrahimovic and Mario Balotelli. The agent’s tragic passing comes ahead of what was expected to be a busy summer of negotiations.
Haaland appears set on a Borussia Dortmund departure, with Manchester City leading the way for his sought-after signature, while Pogba himself looks set to be on the move. The 29-year-old has rejected United’s efforts to tie him down to a new contract, and with his current deal set to expire come the end of the season, the midfielder appears destined to depart Old Trafford for free, for a second time.
Though Pogba hasn’t confirmed his future lies away from Manchester, he has been heavily linked with the likes of Real Madrid and Paris Saint-Germain. The Frenchman has become the latest high-profile name to pay tribute to Raiola following his passing.