Manchester United are finally due to complete the transfer of Paul Pogba this week – but it will cost almost £130m to complete.
The Daily Mail claim that the fee will be a world-record £110m and that Manchester United will also pay over £18m to agent Mino Raiola.
Add in almost £300,000 in wages – including bonuses – and this is turning into a very expensive summer for Manchester United. They might need to know how the Bet365 offer works.
According to the Mail: ‘On Saturday, Juventus agreed to pay Napoli £78m for striker Gonzalo Higuain and there is a general acceptance from the Italians that, if United agree to pay the 20 per cent bonus due to Raiola and Pogba, which represents an additional £18.4m, they will allow the 23-year-old to return to Old Trafford.’
Situation: #Pogba-ManUtd contract agremeent reached; Juve-MUFC talks ongoing (asked more than €110M); MUFC-Raiola need agremeent on his %
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Former Manchester United midfielder Paul Scholes said: “For that sort of money, you want someone who is going to score 50 goals a season like Cristiano Ronaldo or Lionel Messi. Pogba is nowhere worth that kind of money yet.”