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Iconic agent Mel Stein who tried to get Lazio to give Paul Gascoigne a trout farm dies

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Paul Gascoigne a trout farm has died.Mel Stein also represented the likes of Chris Waddle and Alan Shearer during their careers as well as former England midfielder Gascoigne.

Stein passed away on Wednesday at the age of 77 following a short illness, it was confirmed by the National League, with whom he worked as a legal advisor for several years.The National League released an official statement which read: "It is with great sadness that The National League can announce the passing of Mel Stein after a short illness.READ MORE: Win 2 tickets to watch England vs Germany in Nations League action at Wembley Stadium"Mel was an extraordinary professional and served as the League’s Legal Advisor for many years - he will leave a lasting legacy to the footballing world."Tributes have since poured in for Stein, who also founded the Association of Football Agents, including from The Times' Henry Winter, who recalled his involvement in Gascoigne's move to Lazio.Gascoigne secured a multi-million pound move to the Italian side in 1992 after spending four years with Tottenham Hotspur.

Winter recalled the move as he tweeted his condolences.“Such sad news about Mel Stein," he wrote. "Legendary football agent.

Tried to get Lazio to throw in a trout farm for Gazza when he signed."Mel was a real character, hugely respected, always good company and even wrote a Top 10 single.

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