After weeks of speculation and negotiations Manchester United look set to finally snare Paul Pogba for a world record price as French media outlet L’equipe reports that a fee has now been agreed for the 23-year-old superstar.
Juventus have accepted Paul Pogba’s request to rejoin Manchester United, and the clubs have agreed a world record £100m fee for the 23-year-old midfielder.
The Guardian had written last night that a second bid, in the region of £92 million, had been rejected but that Manchester United were close to agreeing a deal.
But the respected French news agency says that all parties have now agreed on a deal and that Juventus have accepted the player’s request to move back to Manchester United.
It’s a mammoth deal, the biggest in the history of football, and there will be a huge amount of pressure on the shoulders of the young man to deliver immediately.
But this is not a player who is short of confidence and TFF feels that he will thrive under the protective tutelage of Jose Mourinho at Manchester United.
There is a rumour going around that Manchester United had to agree to pay all of the agent fees in order to make the deal go ahead. Mino Raiola stands to make a scarcely credible £18.4 million from the deal and Manchester United will foot the bill in order to make Pogba red again.
It’s a deal that will amaze the world of football and also place Manchester United firmly at the top of the pile in terms of wealth and profile. Are they about to eclipse the Spanish sides in terms of size?