Bilel Ghazi of L’Equipe is reporting that Manchester United and Juventus have agreed on a deal for Paul Pogba. Unitd will pay €120 million (£100.8m) to bring the French international back to Old Trafford. The deal is expected to be completed in the next couple of days as Pogba has already personal terms with United.
La Gazzetta dello Sport dedicated the first three pages of their Wednesday’s edition to the claims that the 23-year-old is set to move on, with the front-page headline reading:
“Pogba has decided: dear Juve, let me go.”
The Italian daily said Pogba has told the Serie A club that he wants to return to the Premier League club and that United executive vice-chairman Ed Woodward missed the club’s trip to China to close the deal
It was no secret that Pogba was heading back to Old Trafford. His agent, Mino Raiola, stood to make €25m if the deal went through, which was a great incentive to steer him to the highest bidder, and as we saw, nobody in world football at the moment can compete with the money that the Premier League clubs, and especially the money that United have.
I cannot remember the last time a Premier League club was able to outbid Barcelona and Real Madrid for a Galáctico, especially one that cannot offer Champions League football this season.
But with the TV and sponsorship money pouring into the Premier League, this kind of signing might become the new new.
It has been an incredible month so far for United fans as the club has spent £156 million singing Pogba, Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Henrikh Mkhyitaryan and Eric Bailly. Plus they added Jose Mourinho as manager. And they did that without being able to offer Champions League football this season.