Manchester United have agreed personal terms with Paul Pogba and agent Mino Raiola over the player’s potential move back to Old Trafford from Juventus.
Mail Online report that the Frenchman will join the club on a five-year contract worth in excess of £220,000-a-week after tax, though they still need to agree a fee with the Italian champions. The club are reported to have had an £86m offer rejected by Juventus this week, but they are set to return with an offer of more than £100m – which would comfortably make it a world-record fee.
As it stands, Gareth Bale is still the most expensive signing of all time following his £85m move from Tottenham to Real Madrid in 2013, but United are set to place a nine-figure offer comprised of money up front, plus add-ons.
Pogba and agent Raiola are reported to be due a 20 per cent bonus from the transfer fee after reaching an agreement with Juventus in their last set of negotiations with the club, and the 23-year-old himself has looked to speed up the moving process after telling Juve of his desire to move on.
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The midfielder joined Juventus in 2012 on a free transfer from United after not being given enough match time in the first team, but has developed into one of the world’s finest in his position since joining the Turin giants.
Asked if he’d return to Old Trafford during an interview in the United States last week, Pogba smiled and replied: “I don’t know. We’ll see, we’ll see. For the moment I’m at Juve and I’m happy. I don’t know where I want to go.”
With Real Madrid closing in on a deal for Andre Gomes however and Pogba’s latest decision, it appears he’s now made his mind up.
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