The words money, ludicrous and football go hand-in-hand in the build-up to most transfer windows these days. Today’s rumours are no different. Paul Pogba will cost Manchester City £155 million over five years, should he leave the Turin club.
The Daily Star are reporting that the combined signing-on fee, transfer fee as well as weekly wages would rise to £155 million, if Pogba transfer to the Manchester giants.
This breaks down as £80 million for the player, a £10 million signing-on fee, added to an eye-watering weekly wage of £250,000 over five years.
the same paper that carries this story also claim that City are going for Liverpool’s Raheem Sterling as well as Bundesliga Player of the Season Kevin De Bruyne.
City are signalling their intent but by forking out this alleged amount of cash for one player while at the same time showing they are going all out to win back the Premier League title and finally make an impact in Europe.
Signing this triumvirate would certainly help in this mission. Pogba was a key player for Juve as they dominated domestically and almost conquered Europe last season, but is he really worth a combined £155 million?
This writer doesn’t believe so. He’s performed brilliantly in Italy over the last two seasons and he is a special asset for the Serie A champions. However, his reported transfer fee and wages are ridiculous for a player so young.
Joining City and flying high in the Premier League may prove this writer wrong, but there’s no denying it’s an incredible sum of money for any player, and not just on who has yet to fully develop.
Rob Lyons, Pundit Arena
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