Manchester United are reportedly poised to complete the signing of Paul Pogba for a world-record fee.
Four years after leaving Manchester on a free transfer to join Juventus, the academy graduate is now set to return with the title of world’s most expensive footballer.
Unable to nail down a place in Sir Alex Ferguson’s first team, Pogba grew disillusioned with the club and, against the legendary manager’s wishes, departed for Turin in 2012. Since then Pogba has helped Juventus to four consecutive Serie A titles and is now considered one of the world’s best attacking midfielders.
Persistent reports have suggested that the 23-year-old France international was one of the top targets of new United boss Jose Mourinho and now it appears that the Portuguese manager is about to get his man, as reported in the Sunday Telegraph.
Details of the supposed deal, including personal terms, have been leaked and are currently doing the rounds on social media.
La Gazzetta dello Sport: Manchester United ready to pay Juventus world record £100m for Paul Pogba. Wages would be £192,000 a week #MUFC
— Kaveh Solhekol (@SkyKaveh) June 27, 2016
DiMarzio said Embolo to Schalke before anyone. He's now saying Pogba to United.
Time to get excited United fans#MUFC
— The United Stand (@UnitedStandMUFC) June 26, 2016
In what began as one of those transfer stories that was more fantasy than fact, it is growing increasingly likely that the one-time United academy player is going to cost the club upwards of £100 million.
Gary Brennan, Pundit Arena