Pogba Latest: Man Utd Agree £112m Fee, £290k Contract Drawn Up, Done Deal In 2 days
Here is the latest on Man Utd’s pursuit of Paul Pogba including a £112m fee being agreed, a £290k contract being drawn-up and the deal being done in 48 hours.
The summer transfer window is in full swing so we’ll bring you all the latest transfer rumours and gossip from around the globe. Today, the latest on Man Utd’s pursuit of Paul Pogba….
Paul Pogba’s proposed move to Manchester United has undoubtedly become the saga of the transfer market this summer with countless reports circulating in the world’s media, so here is the latest from the newspapers today….
£112m fee agreed
The Sun are running a ‘world exclusive’ with an apparent source telling them that United have now finally agreed a deal with Juventus worth a staggering £112m for Pogba’s signature.
After weeks of haggling, it’s claimed that the Red Devils will pay Juve £92m with a further £20m going to agent Mino Raiola for his cut of the deal, while the Serie A champions will also pay the Dutch super-agent £4m.
The breakthrough supposedly came following further talks between the three parties with United pushing hard to get a deal agreed after Real Madrid boss Zinedine Zidane confirmed earlier this week that they hadn’t given up hope of landing Pogba.
£20m fee still a sticking point
However, the Daily Mail claim that there is still no agreement in place as Raiola’s £20m cut remains a sticking point. This newspapers report suggests that Juventus will do a deal at £92m PLUS a further £8m in additional bonuses but the Turin giants are insisting United also pay the £20m to Raiola.
The Mail believe that United have still not agreed to this but talks are continuing following negotiations at the Milan Palazzo Parigi Hotel and the Red Devils are confident a deal will eventually be secured.
The newspaper goes on to say that a deal could be concluded by the end of the week and United have already drawn-up a five-year contract for Pogba worth £290,000-a-week while steps are being taken for the midfielder to undergo a medical in Miami – where the player is currently on holiday.
Done deal in 48 hours
This appears to tie in with what the Guardian are reporting as their Italian journalist Fabrizio Romano claims that United have made a significant breakthrough and the deal should be concluded within 48 hours.
This paper says that United have now tabled a £92m + £8m bonus bid, matching what the Daily Mail claim that Juventus want, but the Guardian suggest that Juve have also insisted on a further £4m payment should Pogba sign a new deal at Old Trafford.
They claim the deal is now in place between the two clubs and United are now in advanced talks with Raiola about his £20m fee, which appears to be the final hurdle they must overcome.
The Guardian also say that despite the threat of Madrid making a last minute hijack attempt, it’s only a matter of hours until Pogba is finally unvielled as a United player and the most expensive purchase in the history of football.
So it certainly looks like this saga is drawing to a close and Pogba could be a United player before the weekend. The general consensus appears to be that United will pay £92m up front with a further £8m in additional add ons while they may also have to stump up £20m to his agent, making the deal a total of £120m.
It’s a staggering amount of money but Pogba is one of the best all-round midfielders in world football and he’ll be a sensational addition to the United squad if they manage to get this deal over the line.
With the Likes of Ibrahimovic and Mkhitaryan already on board and Jose Mourinho as manager, it’s easy to see why United are among the bookmakers favourites to reclaim the Premier League title next season. Currently, the odds at William Hill have United as 3/1 second favourites behind Man City but I image those odds could shorten further if the Red Devils land Pogba.
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