All eyes are on the record-breaking transfer that would send Paul Pogba back to Manchester United. As far as his agent is concerned, however, the deal hasn’t been sealed yet.
Soccer fans have been following the hype of this transfer story all summer long and they might be finally witnessing its conclusion soon. Manchester United manager Jose Mourinho said that he wants the contract signed within the next few days as per The Sun UK.
Then again, Pogba’s manager Mino Raiola adds to the twists and turns of the transfer situation. In a tweet he posted recently, he expressed that there is no done deal yet. He even proceeds to discredit the reports from Italy and UK press, saying that they two are merely competing to get the first scoop once the transfer has been completed.
“Journalists = parrots,” according to the big-time agent.
Still, the Frenchman has already passed the medical tests and is set to be introduced as a Red Devil once again soon. This transfer is set to break the record on transfer fees, with Manchester United handing £100m to Juventus. Raiola will have £20m for himself, to which he has drawn a lot of flak from fans of both clubs.
Once the deal has been completed, Pogba will earn a whopping £275,000 per week in the next five years. For his return to the Old Trafford, the team has reserved the #6 shirt for the 23-year-old midfielder. He will be joining Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly, and Henrikh Mkhitaryan in a quest to bring back the glory to the United side.
Questions have been raised on Pogba’s return to the club that he left four years ago. Is he actually worth it? How will he fit with the other key players on the squad? Can Mourinho and the Red Devils make this experiment work? Plus a lot more.
Still, this does not change the fact that the kid will be one of the highest paid athletes soon.
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