Respected Italian journalist Gianluca di Marzio tweeted on Wednesday night that Paul Pogba will complete his transfer to Manchester United within 48 hours.
The Red Devils will pay €110m plus bonuses for the Frenchman, who will reportedly earn €13m a year on a five-year contract.
Mino Raiola will receive twenty percent of the original fee.
— Gianluca Di Marzio (@DiMarzio) July 27, 2016
Pogba’s transfer fee eclipses the €100.8m that Real Madrid paid for Gareth Bale in 2013 and will become the third Frenchman to hold the world transfer record, after Zinedine Zidane in 2001 and Jean-Pierre Papin in 1992.
Pogba will also be the fourteenth player to move for a world transfer record from Italy’s Serie A.
Gonzalo Higuain’s €75.3m move to Juve from Napoli seemingly opened the path for Pogba’s departure despite the Turin club’s insistence that this was not the case.
Pogba’s medical was scheduled to take place at Miami Cardiac and Vascular Institute in the last few days but AS reported this morning that Raiola has cancelled the tests.
The midfielder then added fuel to the fire with a teasing new advert from Adidas this afternoon, telling the world ‘Don’t believe everything you read in the papers’.
It is believed that the transfer had been held up by Raiola’s staggering percentage demands.
Pogba is set to become Jose Mourinho’s fourth signing of the summer, following additions of Zlatan Ibrahimovic, Eric Bailly and Henrikh Mkhitaryan.
However, di Marzio’s tweet and Paul Pogba’s latest Instagram post suggests that all roads led to Manchester.
Note the red colour, Manchester United fans..
Pogba could even make his second Red Devils debut against Leicester in the Community Shield on August 7.
Callum Connolly, Pundit Arena.
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