The Paul Pogba transfer saga is supposedly coming to an end as several reports have claimed that the 23-year old Frenchman man has agreed to join his boyhood club Manchester United for 112m. It has also been reported that Pogba will earn a whopping 290,000 per week, and the move will be confirmed by the English club by this weekend.
If Pogba’s transfer to Old Trafford turns out to be true, this will set a new world record and will also make him the most expensive footballer in the history of the game. Although, Pogba’s world-record deal includes the fees of his agent and some other administrative fees also.
According to the sources, the Red Devils will pay Juventus 92m for this highly rated midfielder while the current Serie A champions are expected to cover the tax bill in a way which will lower the price tag on Pogba. And thus, it has been reported by the Italian media that the ‘Bianconeri’ will announce the transfer fee at 84.3m, just a little short than the 86m, which Real Madrid paid to Tottenham Hotspur for the transfer of Gareth Bale three years ago.
Moreover, both Juventus and United have also agreed on the terms to pay a 20m agent fee to Mino Raiola, the Netherland-born super-agent, along with the additional 4m which the Turin-based club owed to him. Not only that, but the deal also includes that ‘The Old Lady ’will receive a bonus payment if the French midfield general further renews his contract with United or if he wins the Ballon d’Or in the future.
The rumors got fuel when Pogba himself posted an image on Instagram about his visit to the Universal Studios and captioned jokingly, “Breaking news: Pogba undergoes medical visit in Universal Studios California.” Also, the French footballer gave a Man United fan a lifetime gift by signing his somewhat pre-emptive ‘Pogba 6’ shirt.
If the transfer takes place, the agreed 92m fee will shatter the previous transfer record paid by Manchester United as well as by a British club. The current record also holds by United when they bought Angel Di Maria from the Real Madrid for 59.7m in 2014. The Red Devils have already signed Zlatan Ibrahimovic, defender Eric Bailly, and creative midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan in this transfer window. If Pogba joins, he will be the fourth and potentially last signing by their new boss Jose Mourinho this summer.
Journalist = parrots
No deal done between Clubs
Its a game between Italy press and UK press who announce it first and who is worse.
— Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) July 29, 2016
Meanwhile, Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent and the main talisman behind United’s transfer success in this window, has denied about the deal and branded the journalists as “parrots” in his latest tweet. Moreover, he accused that a battle is going on between English and Italian media regarding who will announce Pogba’s transfer first and who is worse as journalists.