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the brilliant anecdote of the first meeting with Zlatan Ibrahimovic

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Mino Raiola, the famous players’ agent, has indeed died in recent hours. After a premature announcement by the Italian press a few days ago, the agent’s family confirmed his death on Saturday. A big loss for the world of football and especially for the players he represented, forming a particularly prestigious list. Among his most charismatic clients, a certain Zlatan Ibrahimovic is obviously on the front line.

And the death of Mino Raiola brings to the surface the incredible anecdote told by Zlatan Ibrahimovic about their first meeting, when Ibra was just a young striker for Ajax Amsterdam. “I was in Holland and I remember asking a journalist to introduce me to an agent because I saw that things were wrong… He introduced me to two, but he said I would have liked Italian because he looked like me. So I met Mino Raiola for the first time. I was expecting someone elegant, in a suit. I wore a Rolex and I came in a Porsche. He was poorly dressed, with a Hawaiian shirt and a Nike shirt. He presented me with a sheet with the statistics of the goals of Shevchenko, Inzaghi, Vieri… Then he looked at my briefcase and said: “4 goals in 21 games? How can I sell you?” I remember looking at him smiling and telling him that if I had Sheva’s stats my mom could sell me too and that’s what I needed him for. He burst out laughing,” Zlatan Ibrahimovic told Sky.

to summarize

While the famous Italian agent Mino Raiola died at the age of 54, the brilliant anecdote of his meeting with Zlatan Ibrahimovic comes to the surface. The two men have woven a very long-standing complicity…