Juventus midfielder Paul Pogba is set to become Manchester United’s fourth summer signing following his world record £100million move which was finally sealed on Thursday night.
According to The Daily Mail, this deal came through after weeks of negotiations between United and Juventus and finally agreeing on the huge fee for the Juventus star.
United are eager to parade their new signing – who completed a medical in Los Angeles and will wear the No 6 shirt – and are set to officially announce his arrival.
Paul Pogba left Manchester United for next to nothing in 2012 but now returns to the club as one of the biggest signing of the summer. He left the club after the then manager Sir Alex Fegusson refused to agree to Mino Raiola, Pogba’s agent’s demands for an improved contract. Juventus paid them just £800,000 in compensation.
Raiola is also set to benefit from the wold record signing where he will be paid 20 per cent bonus being accounted for in Pogba’s overall deal.
The Daily Mail also reports that Juventus will announce the fee at £84.3m on account of the tax they are due to pay on the transfer.
The current world record transfer fee is the £86m paid by Real Madrid to Tottenham for Gareth Bale in 2013.
Pogba had a medical in Los Angeles after his recent holiday in Florida before signing a five-year contract worth £290,000 a week.The add-ons will include a bonus to Juventus should he renew his contract at United and another should he win the Ballon d’Or.
The France star was spotted out and about in Beverly Hills on Thursday visiting Mr Chow – a high-end Chinese cuisine restaurant – and shopping for a new pair of shoes.
Since taking over the club, the manager has signed defender Eric Bailly, striker Zlatan Ibrahimovic and attacking midfielder Henrikh Mkhitaryan.