Paul Pogba is due to return to his former club, Manchester United, for a record-breaking fee. However, the Frenchman’s agent is the reason that the move is taking so long.
Manchester United have been trying to negotiate a deal with Juventus for the past month. The Red Devils have already had two of their attempts rejected. Their first offer was worth €100 million, and the second, €120 million.
However, United have been bidding without taking agent fees into consideration.
The Daily Mail have reported that Manchester United are not willing to pay Mino Raiola (Pogba’s agent) his commission, and instead believe that Juventus should pay the agent using Pogba’s transfer fee.
Mino Raiola is reportedly going to receive a £25 million agent’s fee. The Red Devils have even suggested that both clubs pay £12.5 million towards the agent fees, but Juventus are not on board with the agreement.
The Italian Champions are adamant that they are not liable for any agent’s fees. Juventus have told Raiola to seek his commission from either Manchester United, or the player himself.
With Juventus unwilling to pay up, Manchester United would have to pay an enormous £110 million for their former midfielder – covering agent fees as well.
Mino Raiola is currently in Miami with his two clients, Paul Pogba and Romelu Lukaku. The Italian is supposedly discussing the Manchester United move with Pogba.
United are ready to spend big money to try and assert their dominance in the league, and will be hoping to win the title under Jose Mourinho’s leadership. The Red Devils have even offered Pogba a massive £250,000-a-week wage – close to the wage of their captain, Rooney.
Juventus’ boss, Massimiliano Allegri, has even become fed up with all the speculation. He told the Australian press that he doesn’t want to talk about their business in the transfer market.