The long drawn transfer of Paul Pogba to Manchester United this summer finally looks to be close to completion. According to sources, only the agent fee remains to be agreed upon.
Paul Pogba joined Manchester United from French club Le Havre as a teenager. He progressed through the ranks at Manchester United, only to leave for free after getting frustrated due to a lack of playing time.
The Frenchman has since developed a lot, and currently is one of the best youngsters in the world. He is set to become the most expensive player in the world, overtaking Welsh winger Gareth Bale, as the transfer fee for Pogba is said to be €120m.
Manchester United are reportedly going for a double swoop, by also targeting Juventus defender Leonardo Bonucci.
According to Manchester Evening News, the Red Devils want to sign same city rivals Manchester City’s target Leonardo Bonucci. Over the recent years, Bonucci has established himself as one of the best defenders in the world. The Juve man played an important role for the Italian national team in Euro 2016.
Manchester United have been lacking a reliable central defender to partner Englishman Chris Smalling, and Bonucci could be the perfect choice for the job. Some sources say the Italian giants will demand €60m for Bonucci.
Juventus have recently signed Gonzalo Higuain and Mehdi Benatia. Bonucci recently said that he has no intentions of leaving Juventus, but could former Roma player Benatia’s arrival signal a possible departure for Bonucci?
With Manchester United and Manchester City both looking for his signature, and with both being capable of paying the high transfer fee, it looks highly probable that Bonucci will leave Juventus. Will United be able to complete the signing of the Juventus duo Pogba and Bonucci for €170m, or will City ruin the party by snapping up the center-back?