Possibly the most hyped move in football is about to come to an end, as Paul Pogba edges ever so closer to returning to Manchester. Every little bit of information surrounding the saga will be taken as evidence of a move, as with this report.
It has been recently discovered that Manchester United’s Press Photographer, Craig Norwood, has followed the France international on Twitter. The photographer is closely associated with the club, meaning that his following of Pogba on social media is a massive hint of the Frenchman’s imminent arrival.
The previous three accounts that Craig chose to follow were Henrikh Mkhitaryan, Zlatan Ibrahimović, and Eric Bailly. All these player were brought in during this summer transfer window, indicating that Pogba is extremely close to completing his return to Old Trafford.
Craig Norwood was also the man who basically confirmed the arrivals of Bastian Schweinsteiger and Morgan Schneiderlin last summer. Therefore, we can assume that Pogba is all but confirmed to be arriving in Manchester.
The Juventus man has been linked with a return to Old Trafford for the past month, with the Red Devils even making two bids for the midfield maestro. United’s first bid for Pogba was worth €100 million, while the second was €120 million.
However, both the offers were rejected by the Italian Champions, because the Manchester United officials wrongly assumed that Pogba’s agent’s fees would come from the transfer fee. Juve rejected this proposal and told the English club that Mino Raiola’s fees should be paid by them, or Paul Pogba himself.
The two clubs are believed to be in agreement now, after Manchester United submitted a new re-buffed bid of £92 million for the player, and have also agreed to pay Mino Raiola his fee of £20 million.
Pogba is set to cost Woodward and his team over £110 million, four years after the club let the player go for only £800,000.