Inter CEO Beppe Marotta has expressed his sadness at the death of famous football agent Mino Raiola, according to a report in the Italian media.
Speaking during an interview on Saturday with Adnkronos, Beppe Marotta spoke glowingly about the late Mino Raiola who passed away on Saturday, April 30.
“I am saddened and sorry for the passing of Mino Raiola, he was a friend and an interlocutor in his work, a person of quality and high competence. We had many positive moments together, of collaboration and intense work, with some contrasts but always correct, respecting people and professionalism.”
He then spoke about a specific transfer that Mino Raiola managed to orchestrate during his career that particularly impressed Beppe Marotta. It was Paul Pogba’s move from Manchester United to Juventus when he was young, and then back to Manchester United for a record fee at the time.
“The memories are many, one above all the double operation on Pogba with the passage from Manchester United to Juventus and from Juve to United. A great masterpiece in which Raiola played an important role.”
Beppe Marotta also talked about how Mino Raiola was always very critical of the way that football works and tried his best to be constructive with that criticism.
“The world of football loses a great professional, often critical of the system but his criticism was very constructive for football.”
Mino Raiola was one of the most famous football agents to ever be involved in the game and his portfolio contains a host of star names across the world.