Man Utd Forced To Pay Extra Millions For Pogba Due To Brexit

Paul Pogba was recently signed by Manchester United for a world record fee of €105m from Serie A champions Juventus.

Pogba returned to Manchester United after four years, during which he won four league titles with Juventus.

The France international, who has signed a five-year deal with the Old Trafford club, said: “This is the right club for me to achieve everything I hope to.”

After a long month of negotiations, Pogba decided to go with his mother’s advice and seal the £89m deal with the English giants.

Pogba compared his stint in the Serie A as a holiday in an interview with MUTV.

Speaking to MUTV, the club’s TV channel, the 23-year-old said: “There are no words to be honest, there are no words. I just came back to Carrington, it was like I just came back home.

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“It looks like I went for a holiday and I’ve come back home. I’m happy and I see everyone, the same people, just a great feeling to be honest.

“I think it is destiny. First my mum told me I would come back here. I told her, you never know, we’ll see.

“For myself it’s a big challenge to come back to where I come from, to where I grew up and where I started. I didn’t finish what I started here, so I think I came to finish everything.”

However, it has now come to light that Pogba’s transfer wouldn’t have set the world record had it occurred before the Brexit referendum, say financial experts.

Juventus pocketed €105 million in the world record deal – today that is worth £89.7 million at the exchange rate of €1.17 to the pound, according to XE.

However if the deal had taken place before Brexit, Pogba would have cost Manchester United £80.2m, with the rate at €1.31. Manchester United had to pay Juventus almost £10m more because of the implications of Brexit.

If not for the Brexit, Gareth Bale to Real Madrid would still hold the record for the most expensive transfer in history at £86m.

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