Manchester United are set to land Paul Pogba within the next 48 hours, according to trusted journalist Gianluca Di Marzio.
Di Marzio has stated that Manchester United will pay a world-record €110 million fee for their former midfielder. The Italian reporter also mentioned that United have agreed to pay Mino Raiola his agent fee, although a specific number has not been reported.
Paul Pogba, who is currently on holiday in the US, could complete his medical there, with Di Marzio stating that “the situation seems to have unlocked.”
Juventus just splashed out £75 million on the Argentine attacker, Gonzalo Higuain. The Italian club’s recent acquisition could have very well been the first step in opening up the exit door for Paul Pogba.
Manchester United have been after Pogba’s signature for the past month. The Red Devils have already seen two of their bids rejected by the Italian Champions. United’s first bid was €100 million, and their second one worth €120 million, but it was rejected due to United expecting Juventus to take care of Mino Raiola’s agent fees.
The Old Lady club instead rejected their proposal, and told the English club that the fee would have to be paid by the club, or Pogba himself.
Paul Pogba left Manchester United in 2012, ashe was not given a fair chance in the first-team squad. Sir Alex Ferguson, the manager at the time, opted to call Paul Scholes out of retirement instead of giving the young Pogba a chance.
Since leaving the Old Trafford club, Pogba has flourished, and is currently one of the most sought after players in the world.
However, the 23-year-old’s record-breaking price has stirred up criticism from several fans and reporters. United legend Paul Scholes described Pogba’s price as ridiculous, and stated that United could have rather splurged so much cash on Lionel Messi or Cristiano Ronaldo instead of the young Frenchman.