The Paul Pogba transfer saga was thought to be over and done with, until just now, when Pogba’s agent, Mino Raiola, posted an update on Twitter. The Dutch agent confirmed: “No deal done between clubs.”
Journalist = parrots
No deal done between Clubs
Its a game between Italy press and UK press who announce it first and who is worse.
— Mino Raiola (@MinoRaiola) July 29, 2016
Manchester United have been looking to re-sign Pogba for the past month. News Outlets from around the world have recently begun publishing articles that claim the 23-year-old has already completed his transfer. However, Raiola has just rubbished all those claims.
According to the media, Manchester United have already agreed to pay out a total of £112 million for their former midfielder. Juventus were meant to receive £92 million for the player, while Mino Raiola would pocket £20 million for his role as an agent.
The Frenchman was supposedly going to sign a massive £290,000 a week salary with the Red Devils – close to the wage of Manchester United’s captain, Wayne Rooney.
Paul Pogba was scheduled to arrive in Manchester in time for United’s FA Community Shield match against Leicester City. But, it seems that negotiations are still being held up.
The player’s agent mentioned that the English and Italian press are over-exaggerating the whole saga, referring to them as “parrots.” Raiola also mentioned that this whole scenario is like a game and the media are all competing to announce Pogba’s transfer first.
Raiola’s tweet indicates that a deal is not as close as we may have thought. Many news sources report that the deal is being held up because Raiola demands his agent’s fee before anything else can take place – including Pogba’s medical.
Woodward and his team will have to work fast if they wish to bring the France international to Old Trafford this summer, as there have also been reports that Real Madrid are going to rekindle their interest for Pogba, following their failed pursuit of Andre Gomes.