It has been reported that Ed Woodward, executive vice-chairman of Manchester United, will tomorrow fly from China to complete the transfer of Paul Pogba.
The news comes from Massimilian Nerozzi of Italian publication La Stampa. While not well known in the UK, La Stampa has a credible reputation in Italy, particularly on news concerning Juventus.
— Massimiliano Nerozzi (@MaxNerozzi) July 25, 2016
Translation: ‘Ed Woodward, executive vice-president of Manchester United will return from China tomorrow and will close the Paul Pogba deal with Juventus.’
Should the transfer be completed it would bring the curtain down on a dire number of days for Manchester United in quite spectacular fashion.
Recent days have seen the Red Devils go down 4-1 against Borussia Dortmund, a rumoured rift between Anthony Martial erupting within the camp and their eagerly awaited clash with Manchester City in Beijing being called off due to poor pitch conditions.
Signing Paul Pogba would however, be a positive of such significance as to outshine all that negativity. Signings of this magnitude invariably take time, but it would appear Woodward needs just one final trip to the ATM before making the deal official.
No fee is suggested by La Stampa but if recent rumours are to believed, it will be in the region of £95 million, a scandalous amount of money for a player that had been part of Manchester United just four years ago. But should Pogba guide Manchester United to the Premier League this year, the Old Trafford faithful are unlikely to care.